What's eating my roses!
I'm not rose gardener, but I have a few rose bushes that start every season looking very beautiful with lots of blooms and then slowly get eaten by something. The problem is that I never see anything on the roses themselves. I look for mites, aphids, worms, beetles, etc. I look on the underside of the leaves and see nothing. But, slowly something is eating up leaves. There are lots of small holes on each leaf... it almost looks lacey and to the point where some leaves are skeleton-like. There is no black spot fungus or mold issues. I water the roses regularly. Spray with Neem every 7-10 days and fertilizer with organic materials. Whatever it is that's eating seems to only be active at night since I've looked all hours of the day and don't see anything munching on them. If anyone has any ideas, it would be most appreciated. I have no idea how to treat something I can't see... could this be slugs? Thanks!