I planted a Hybrid Peace Rose 2 years ago. Everything went well with the planting, the rose bush seems to be thriving in its new home. However, I am having some issues with the bushes leaves. After days of searching for the problems I am experiencing, to no avail, I stumbled upon this forum and figured I would ask some experts.
Seeing as how I cannot pinpoint the issue/problem I will just state what I can see. I will also include some photos.
The leaves have brown/black spots on them, as do all the trees in the neighborhood. I was reading that it may be "rust", I was also under the impression that it may be aphids that are attacking my rose bush. I just stepped outside and saw 2 different kind of bugs on the actual rose. I cannot identify these bugs and I am not sure if they are causing the problem or if it may be the "rust" or a combination of the two.
I did take these pictures with a high quality camera, I hope the upload wasn't compressed to the point of quality loss. You can zoom in on the bloom, there are 2 mystery bugs on it. 1 on the top right 1 on the bottom left. On the rose bush photo I was able to zoom to see the spots on the leaves. If you need any further info please let me know.
If possible I would like to remedy these problems organically. I did some reading about Green Lacewings and Lady Bugs to help if the problem is coming from aphids. If it is the fungi causing "rust" I was reading its not curable and extremely hard to treat.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks in advance for your time!!