I started growing roses (Climbing Blaze) a few years back and now have a well sized root. Each year there's a show of beautiful bright red blooms during the summer months.
But for the last two growing seasons I've watched the leaves being chewed up by aphids. This year I plan to fight back...with garlic.
I'll plant a few cloves around the base. It apparently repels aphids...who knew? Now hopefully the Goose won't take a liking to the garlic.
Here's a pic of a Blaze flower.