Here's a tip I picked up from my pizza delivery guy: put used coffee grounds on your rose bush! Acid loving plants like roses, rhododendrons and azalea love coffee grounds. It stimulates growth and (according to the Dominoes guy) it discourages pesky beatles.
Summer was almost over when he gave me this tip and I've tried it. I don't know if the coffee grounds helped but they certainly didn't hurt and it kept them out of my trash can.
Here's a couple of pics from the weekend:
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