According to author and horticultural professor Jeff Gillman, who has conducted extensive research on blackspot remedies, a spray composed of one part milk and two parts water is the best answer to the disease. He says this simple solution, if applied weekly, will control blackspot as well as any synthetic fungicide, including Chlorotalonil.
A bee balances two water droplets on its back as it perches on a flower. The picture was taken by keen photographer Agus Sudarmanto near Doha, Qatar. He said: "There is no rain at all here so we have to spray water periodically on flowers. This is the reason there were drops on the bee, but it was amazing how it was just delicately balanced on his back."
sprays all the plants citrus juice and garlic. The citrus kills off aphids, while the garlic repels slugs, and discourages any aphids from crawling back again. Here’s how to make it: Ingredients 2 large lemons 3 cloves of garlic 1 tablespoon of crushed chillis 1.2 litres of boiling water