Saw my first J. Beetle today
I was outside this evening admiring my roses and was horrified to see my first J. beetle. I know for a fact my yard is heavily infested because I find grubs each time I dig a hole. This fall I'm having the yard treated with whichever it is you do in the fall (milky spore or nematodes, can't remember right now).
My plan has been to heartlessly clip off all rose blooms when I see the first beetle. Sigh. My David Austin's "The Dark Lady" rose is covered in huge, cranberry blooms too.