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According to author and horticultural professor Jeff Gillman, who has conducted extensive research on blackspot remedies, a spray composed of one part milk and two parts water is the best answer to the disease. He says this simple solution, if applied weekly, will control blackspot as well as any synthetic fungicide, including Chlorotalonil.

According to author and horticultural professor Jeff Gillman, who has conducted extensive research on blackspot remedies, a spray composed of one part milk and two parts water is the best answer to the disease. He says this simple solution, if applied weekly, will control blackspot as well as any synthetic fungicide, including Chlorotalonil.

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How to prune roses: If one rose bush is lovely, three is often more so, especially in larger roomier gardens. Plant English Garden Roses in groups of three, positioned in a triangle and spaced about 18 inches apart – or two feet apart in warmer areas

How to prune roses: If one rose bush is lovely, three is often more so, especially in larger roomier gardens. Plant English Garden Roses in groups of three, positioned in a triangle and spaced about 18 inches apart – or two feet apart in warmer areas

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How to prune roses - Best site I've seen on rose pruning - includes all types of roses and everything you need to know about pruning, - even a section about fall pruning. "Proper pruning improves the health of your rose bush, prevents disease and encourages better flowering..."

How to prune roses - Best site I've seen on rose pruning - includes all types of roses and everything you need to know about pruning, - even a section about fall pruning. "Proper pruning improves the health of your rose bush, prevents disease and encourages better flowering..."

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How and when to prune lavender (don't cut to the ground and don't prune in the fall or winter)

How and when to prune lavender (don't cut to the ground and don't prune in the fall or winter)

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Dead-heading is the removal of faded flowers before they can develop seed. Dead-heading is a form of summer or day-to-day pruning. The standard recommendation is to cut the flower stem back to an outward-facing bud above a five-leaflet or seven-leaflet leaf.

Dead-heading is the removal of faded flowers before they can develop seed. Dead-heading is a form of summer or day-to-day pruning. The standard recommendation is to cut the flower stem back to an outward-facing bud above a five-leaflet or seven-leaflet leaf.

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How to prune roses - Best site I've seen on rose pruning - includes all types of roses and everything you need to know about pruning, - even a section about fall pruning. "Proper pruning improves the health of your rose bush, prevents disease and encourages better flowering..."

How to prune roses - Best site I've seen on rose pruning - includes all types of roses and everything you need to know about pruning, - even a section about fall pruning. "Proper pruning improves the health of your rose bush, prevents disease and encourages better flowering..."