Roses Index

General Plant Index


Roses are the most popular flowering plant in the world, originating in China the first cultivated rose varieties were first introduced to Europe in the late 18th century.

But even before this roses had their place in Europe, the War of the Roses between York (the white rose) and Lancaster (the red rose), the rose collection of Josephine at Chateau de Malmaison and the use of roses in Roman celebrations.

Possums love rose buds, so what can be done to deter them?

Possum deterrents include:
Poss Off, a deterrent made of a mix of chilli and garlic.
Camphor is said to be a deterent to possums.
Scat, made from aluminium sulphate.
D-Ter is an animal repellent.
Arbor Co's Poss Off, an electronic device that emits ultrasonic sound waves.
Stray Ban is another electronic device,
Let us know if you have any other ideas..........
See our animal deterrents page for suppliers