Spinach Salad with Poached Eggs; aphids & keyboards — 2 Comments

  1. Oddly, this just showed up in my feed today. It’s Sunday…

    I have a climbing rose bush that’s well over 100 years old. I’ve moved it three times since I was gifted it. Once during the regifting, once when we moved from that house, once to this house oh, and once from where I’d stuck it in the ground since it was October, to it’s permanent spot the following spring so…four times. I unfortunately had to cut it back the third time in the move out here and have had to cut it back every year since until now. This past winter, I left it alone. It hasn’t bloomed this beautifully since we moved out here, but the leaves, OY! The leaves are full of holes! Full. I don’t see any aphids, but I’m guessing that’s what’s doing it. I don’t understand where they aphids are hiding every time I walk by the rosebush, but they are. It’s infuriating. I understand your plight.

    I love spinach. Have you tried diatomaceous earth? For the ants? Works great.

    • I haven’t tried that…. I’ve done polenta / cornmeal and that seems to work but I haven’t had any this year. (I do now). We don’t need to trim our roses – the rabbits do it for us if we forget to fence them in the spring. But now we’ve found blood meal and that seems to be working.
      Wow – 100 year old roses! That’s fantastic.