I've enjoyed reading the posts and have learned so much.
Last year I planted my first three roses (Mr. Lincoln, Let Freedom Ring, and a Yellow Flora whose name I cannot remember right now. All three did very well and came back this year in grand style.
Being confident, I purchased JFK, Peace, Barbra S, Queen Eliz, and Love as potted specimens. They have taken well, and further increased my confidence.
As approaching the later part of the planting season I ordered to bare root roses, Good as Gold and Chysler Imperial. They are making me nervous, but hey, nothing ventured, nothing gained.
Now to the root of my post. Of course Babs has black spot, and for the first time I'm seeing signs of insect destruction of some leaves. Nothing horrible, and only on a few plants.
I want to be proactive and want to do the right thing. Which would you tackle first? A soap and baking soda spray in the roses with insects, or spray the 2 or 3 roses showing some Black Spot with the Bayer Product?
Depending on how our summer goes, I don't think the BS will be an ongoing problem.
Any comments, advice would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance,
Scott in PA