homemade insect repellent for roses: rind up one bulb of garlic and one small onion into a pulp. Add garlic, onion and 1 tsp. of dried cayenne pepper to 1 quart of water. Allow to steep for at least one hour, strain, and add 1 tsp. of liquid dish soap to the strained liquid. Mix well and spray on plants. Store it in the refrigerator. Read more: Homemade Insect Repellent for Roses | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/info_8479962_homemade-insect-repellent-roses.html#ixzz1uLU2QbxW

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My allotment neighbour has a row of roses, which he took as cuttings. I asked how he took them. He simply plunges the cuttings into the ground. But his secret of success is the humble potato! Before planting cuttings, he pushes the bottom end into a small potato, which he believes keeps the cuttings moist as they develop roots. It sounds crazy, but his row of allotment roses is proof it works. Try it, and let us know how you get on.

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