New to forum. Not new to blackspot.
Hi everyone. Just want to say "hi" from Shrewsbury (exit 109)
My first question of the gardening year, spring having started yesterday, is what can I do now to try to keep the dreaded blackspot from coming back on my roses. Last year I tried to manage it organically with meticulous pruning, compost spraying... I'm willing to continue doing these things but need a better plan.
While we're at it, those hormone traps and soapy water buckets seem pretty wimpy against the japanese beetles. Any advice?