For me, this year has already proved to be the most difficult in regard to the number of pests I've had to deal with. I don't know if it's the rain we're getting here in Northern California, but for some reason I'm just inundated with problems. I haven't been growing Sarrs for too long, only about four dormancies. First there were thrips, then the scale, and now that most of my flowers have gone aphids have decided to move in. What gives Does anyone else seem to be having a crazy season?
Now I'm battling sooty black mold along with the aphids. Maybe I have my plants in the wrong area, between roses and vegetables. Bad idea?