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Post by paulh on 6th November 2013, 02:21

I was wanting to know how other members water their roses in pots.

Every time you water them, in the warmer months, do you water until it flows out the bottom of the pot? Do you do this daily? What are the other way do you water pots in the warmer months? Cheers
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Post by jordan71 on 6th November 2013, 06:32

hi Paul,
I water the pots everyday in the warmer months , usually at night that way the moisture stays in , I find if u do it during the day they dry up rather quick , I fill the pot right to the top until the water almost flows over but not quite.
also I recommend to put some mulch , I use sugar cane .

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Post by Happy roses on 6th November 2013, 09:20

I water mine almost everyday in the late afternoon or early evening in the hotter weather, till they flow. I met a very nice rosarian ( who won quite a few awards for his care in the church rose garden over the years) gave me the advice to put peat moss to retain moisture in the pots rather then suger cane, he said it works better and you would have to put a lot of suger cane mulch in to get the same effect. The other tip he mentioned was to get Searles Cow manure, as it is finely sifted, not clumped and use that. As he said the rose will jump out and hug you for it.
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Post by neptune on 6th November 2013, 11:18

Hi Paul...in the Rose society we had a lady named BJ who had 276 pots......she would get up every morning before work and water her pots. She would count to ten then move to the next pot, till she had finished. She also had many award winning roses in her collection
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Post by AutumnDamask on 6th November 2013, 12:04

I water mine in the mornings (I have enough trouble with BS as it is....) In hot weather (30C+) I will water them in the evenings as well. I try not to let them overflow at the top. If they've dried out too much I'll soak the pot in a tub (this only works for smaller black pots!). Signs of being dried out - the water runs out of the bottom straight away. A saucer can then be useful.
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Post by Happy roses on 6th November 2013, 12:18

neptune wrote:Hi Paul...in the Rose society we had a lady named BJ who had 276 pots......she would get up   every morning before work and water her pots. She would count to ten then move to the next pot, till she had finished. She also had many award winning roses in her collection
276? boy I'm just thinking about when it comes time to replace the soil in the pots...Shocked 
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Post by paulh on 6th November 2013, 13:51

Thanks peoples for your thoughtful comments.
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Post by silkyfizz on 6th November 2013, 16:09

276 pots! Now that's what I call dedication. Maybe she only repotted a few at a time. At 10 a year, that would take 27 years!!
I wonder how many Dan has right now?
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Post by jordan71 on 6th November 2013, 17:37

last I counted silky , 345
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Post by SueH on 6th November 2013, 18:44

That's an obsession!!  AND you're a roseaholic to boot Dan!!

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Post by The Lazy Rosarian on 6th November 2013, 18:49

I ordered the truck so Dan can bring them to Mudgee when he moves,lol! 
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Post by maree on 6th November 2013, 20:22

OMG , Jordan , thats AMAZING !!!!
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Post by jordan71 on 6th November 2013, 20:27

SueH wrote:That's an obsession!!  AND you're a roseaholic to boot Dan!!
lol sue I know

what can I say guilty as charged
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Post by jordan71 on 6th November 2013, 20:28

roseman wrote:I ordered the truck so Dan can bring them to Mudgee when he moves,lol! 
so true David

when I moved out of my old place , took two trips just for my plants , mind you I have fruit trees , citrus and others so not looking forward to my next move
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Post by jordan71 on 6th November 2013, 20:30

maree wrote:OMG , Jordan , thats AMAZING !!!!
maree, my dream place would be a big place with huge garden back and front , so roses can be everywhere Smile
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Post by silkyfizz on 6th November 2013, 22:16

Ever thought of Guinness World Records Dan? Lol
Are you still adding to your collection? How do you manage all the repotting? Must be more than 10 at a time....Sweating 
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Post by The Lazy Rosarian on 7th November 2013, 06:18

jordan71 wrote:
maree wrote:OMG , Jordan , thats AMAZING !!!!
maree, my dream place would be a big place with huge garden  back and front , so roses can be everywhere Smile
So we are talking hectares/acres Dan:cheers: 
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Post by jordan71 on 7th November 2013, 07:32

yes david the bigger the better , more more roses

SILKY , still adding to my collection , this year was only 15 as oppose to last year I added 40

next year I have few in mind , just not sure where to put them, few that I have will go to mums as I am not impressed with them (Perfume passion) is one GRRRRRRR
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Post by Happy roses on 7th November 2013, 08:33

Jordan I almost bought Perfume Passion, glad I didn't. Got Heaven Scent instead.
How do you keep track of what you have? Smile 
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Post by jordan71 on 7th November 2013, 17:43

happy roses , they are all labelled and put on a pc , the unfortunate thing when its windy the labels go everywhere , I'm pretty sure few are miss labelled and that would be my fault
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Post by Debbie G on 9th November 2013, 06:12

345 roses! Wow that is amazing! Sounds wonderful. Yes, when we win lotto....... a big garden to fit all the roses and everything else I want to grow. I love reading Susan Irvine's books, it's almost as good as growing them yourself because she writes so well. I think that's the closest I'll get!

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Post by paulh on 9th November 2013, 13:55

Jordan, with your pots, are they all a particular size? What size to you find to be the optimum?
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Post by jordan71 on 9th November 2013, 18:52

most my pots are in 40cm to bigger paul
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Post by paulh on 9th November 2013, 23:41

jordan71 wrote:most my pots are in 40cm to bigger paul
thanks for that Jordan, most of mine are in pots around 50cm, some are in smaller ones, however I'm in the proccess of changing them to bigger pots. The good thing for me is, i found a pot importer here in Perth, who imports pots in sets, if one gets broken they can't sell them as sets. So the put the other ones out as seconds, there is nothing wrong with them, they are perfect. For a 50cm glazed pot I pay between
$15-$20, depending on who serves you lol. The very same pots are in garden centres for around $100. I was in Dawsons today and noticed they get there pots from where I get them, I noticed a huge glazed pot about 60-70 cm selling for $145, the very same pot i pay $35. BARGAIN hey. 
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Post by The Lazy Rosarian on 10th November 2013, 07:06

Well done Paul on that find of a "pot" distributor. That is a good saving compared to retail prices.

Dan, do you use black plastic or which colour ?
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