Nothing makes gardening sadder than aphides on your bushes. Aphides usually attack decorative plants, apple trees, pear trees, cherry trees, plum trees and currant bushes.
Funny, but cinnamon is one of the most ecologically friendly, simple and comparatively cheap solutions to fight the aphides, since the aphides hate the smell of cinnamon. If you cover the shoots in ground cinnamon, it will not only protect them from new aphides, but it will also make the current aphides leave. Cinnamon can be used as a preventive measure both before the aphides have settled on the bush, as well as when aphides are already settled on the bush.
Cinnamon works until it is washed away with rain.
The most convenient way to spread cinnamon is to use the containers for spices with holes in the cover. Hold a branch with hand and use the second hand to cover the lower side of the leaf with cinnamon. This way the rain will not wash away the cinnamon so fast, and the cinnamon will also directly cover aphides as well.