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Post by Dimity Cottage on 18th September 2013, 17:02

You have all made me cry reading these threads, what wonderful, caring, sharing people you are. Ozeboy you started this asking me what group I was in now I can honestly say I am in a 'Caring, Sharing Rose Group'. Now I will get on to a Companion Planting topic. Have a Lovely Evening. Happy Rose Gardening.
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Post by dennisd on 18th September 2013, 19:13

And after all that you should see how my own roses are responding to Alpaca poo.
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Post by SueH on 18th September 2013, 19:16

Where on Earth do you get Alpaca poo - except from the obvious?! Duh lol! 

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Post by dennisd on 18th September 2013, 19:32

Friend called Damo who has a wife calledTracey who keeps Alpacas and llamas. I trade free Alpaca and Llama poo for flowers which I give Damo to put in his coffee shop in Braidwood. Good thing about collecting A&L poo is that they go in one place. Makes it very easy to collect. The poo is in pellets so it breaks down SSllowwllyy which is so good for all plants especially roses. Now you have the full story on A&L poo.
Dennis:) Very Happy Very Happy 

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Post by Ozeboy on 18th September 2013, 20:32

How' s Damo, heard he gave up roses. Give him my regards. Also mention me to Vic if he's still in the district.
I worked with Vic Hush who had ancestors going right back to the convict days. A historical item re Braidwood made mention of him being a convict whipper on his sheep property. Vic was a particularly nice guy and sometimes after work when sharing a couple of pale ales we would ask him to give us more information on his great great Grandfather. Wasn't very nice of us really.

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Post by dennisd on 18th September 2013, 20:45

Don't know of Vic Hush but Hush is a very old name around here. I will ask around and see what I can find out! I do the Garden Show on Saturday mornings on local radio so I get to meet lots of people. There were and still are heaps of bushrangers around here. Only difference now is that the bushrangers drive Landcruisers!!!
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Post by silkyfizz on 18th September 2013, 20:59

Dennis, good for you on finding A&L poo for your roses. Sounds like a good deal to me.
Recently finished feeding my roses with Searle's 5 in 1, which I haven't used before but it looked good with mixture of animal manures, seaweed stuff and assorted other goodies. I usually start the season with some manure and then Sudden Impact a bit later. Has anyone used this 5 in 1 product? How did you find it? Most of my roses seem to be leaping out of the ground, but maybe that's due to the rain as well.
Is it too early to start thinking of mulch yet?
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Post by Ozeboy on 18th September 2013, 21:16

Silky, Alpaca droppings are quite firm and don't have a lot of smell. All these droppings like sheep and Alpaca are better if put through a chipper to break them up.

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Post by silkyfizz on 18th September 2013, 21:30

Lol, chippers round here are about as common as alpacas. Haha. There used to be a product Zoo Poo that contained giraffe, zebra and maybe elephant (?!) manure. I wonder if it's still available?
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Post by Ozeboy on 18th September 2013, 22:01

I'll take a truck load if it's free from Sydney's Taroonga zoo.

Would be great for roses.

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Post by Ausrose on 18th September 2013, 22:59

If you can find a source of rocking horse poo you'll find it to be an excellent fertiliser.

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Post by neptune on 18th September 2013, 23:24

Ausrose wrote:If you can find a source of rocking horse poo you'll find it to be an excellent fertiliser.
 
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Post by dennisd on 19th September 2013, 04:40

Rocking horse poo! Try the local Mens Shed. They make rocking horses.
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Post by The Lazy Rosarian on 19th September 2013, 05:58

IMO any use of animal manure should come with a hessian bag and placed in a barrel and "tea" made from it.
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Post by Ozeboy on 19th September 2013, 08:25

I always record and look at Landline on Channel 2.
Recently a restaurant come gardener was totally recycling waste by using the urine from the toilets which is sterile. The toilets are separated liquid in one solids in the other.
Waste from the cooking and food scraps is broken down so fast when the sterile urine is put through it. He made mention that urine is being stored in some countries and injected into the ground taking the place of other fertilisers
If you didn't see this programme then some may be available on ABC sites. Really worthwhile looking it up.

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Post by neptune on 19th September 2013, 08:37

I know that in Sweden , they use pig urine as a fertilizer...very popular there....
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Post by silkyfizz on 19th September 2013, 11:46

Should I position some steps so my husband can wee directly into the compost bin then?
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Post by SueH on 19th September 2013, 13:25

Haven't you discovered "Dilmah" yet roseman - do try it!
Silky, I think I may try the Searle's this year as well. Like your area, chippers are as scarce as hen's teeth here! LOL

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Post by The Lazy Rosarian on 19th September 2013, 16:09

Silky and Sue, if you didn't live so far away I would lend you mine.
Sue, I am not a tea drinker, I prefer the other brown Cheers   tea


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Post by silkyfizz on 19th September 2013, 20:50

Aw thanks Roseman. If I wasn't so far away I'd take you up on the offer.
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Post by Dimity Cottage on 20th September 2013, 06:11

I saw there same episode of Landline on Sunday and it was certainly food for thought. If anyone gets the chance go online and watch it, I am sure you will find it interesting. This young man has some great ideas to expand on his project, I just hope he can pull them off. Digger
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Post by silkyfizz on 26th September 2013, 23:05

Bought a couple of bags of ZooGro today, compost made from various zoo manures and straw litter. Thought I'd try it on some roses and on my gardenia and daphne bed.
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Post by Dimity Cottage on 26th September 2013, 23:45

Does anyone use Pea Straw and if so, do you know who supplies it? Also does anyone use Sheep Manure and if so, How have you found it? And is it Pellets as it comes from the sheep, if so who supplies that? Full of questions tonight aren't I?

Have a Great Gardening Week End.
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Post by neptune on 26th September 2013, 23:57

with the sheep pellets , I have found two types....
the good one is where it comes from the farms where the sheep have fed on grass and it will break down nicely in the garden.......
the other is where the sheep pellets come from holding stations before export and are fed on pellets. The resulting manure when placed on the garden doesn't take to kindly to breaking down and is still there a year plus later. I have seen it where this type of pellet is still whole after two years. You can run it thru a mulcher first to break it all up before placing it on your garden beds
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