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Post by jordan71 on 10th November 2013, 07:12

hi David, most all black some are terracotta colours , I also have 4 roses in large concrete pots
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Post by The Lazy Rosarian on 10th November 2013, 07:19

How do you find the black in relation to heat/cold
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Post by jordan71 on 10th November 2013, 07:21

they do heat up in summer , they cope alright in winter. but what helps is the mulch that I put down
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Post by betsyw on 10th November 2013, 08:10

Dan and Paul, how often do you change the potting mdeium in your big pots? I've had around 12 roses in 50cm pots for four years, putting off the awful job of tipping everything out and replacing . Is there any way to replenish the potting mix successfully without all the haulage and mess of emptying the entire pot?
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Post by jordan71 on 10th November 2013, 08:30

Betsy , I changed the entire mix every two years , I wish there was an easier way , but I find the new potting up works great and the roses seem a lot happier
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Post by betsyw on 10th November 2013, 12:06

Yes, I was afraid you'd say that, dan Sad 
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Post by jordan71 on 10th November 2013, 16:50

I know its not cheap to replace potting mix for over 300 rose each two years but what do you do Betsy ? life not meant to be easy , and we have make the rose very happy to return us with glorious blooms
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Post by The Lazy Rosarian on 10th November 2013, 16:56

jordan71 wrote:I know its not cheap to replace potting mix for over 300 rose each two years but what do you do Betsy ?  life not meant to be easy , and we have make the rose very happy to return us with glorious blooms
Did you know "our" past Prime Minister Mr Keating, Dan, that was his wording
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Post by jordan71 on 10th November 2013, 16:59

lol really david
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Post by The Lazy Rosarian on 10th November 2013, 17:03

Us older people/statesman/woman, age wise, on here will remember his statement, won't we
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Post by betsyw on 10th November 2013, 17:09

Actually, David, I believe it was Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser, borrowing from George Bernard Shaw. Sadly, I am old enough to remember him, too.(Fraser, not Shaw)

To the pots: Dan, I have a small fraction of the roses you do, so with me it's more shrinking from hard labour than cost. :sigh: But I will just have to bite the bullet and get on with it. The Paroles are looking peaky, in particular.
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Post by jordan71 on 10th November 2013, 17:12

oh okay Betsy fair enough, my parole has one bloom on it yet to open , hopefully urs are better then mine cause mine its so slow
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Post by The Lazy Rosarian on 10th November 2013, 17:14

Thanks Betsy, I stand corrected, it is either my Alshiemers or the pills I forgot to take Thumbsup Thumbsup Thumbsup 
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Post by betsyw on 10th November 2013, 17:29

FWIW, Dan, mine own beloved and usually hardworking Paroles have never looked worse. I actually had one bloom that was partially pale pink, and was so confused it also thought it was a single. Only one set of petals opened. Then there is silky's orange cuckoo. Maybe Paroles in Oz are jinxed this year.

My Alzheimer's is better than yours, David. I misplaced my car keys today. I found them in the microwave
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Post by jordan71 on 10th November 2013, 17:42

lol betsy

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Post by SueH on 10th November 2013, 18:57

Oh Betsyw!! LOL.... I know how you and David feel, I'm there too!  I "misplaced" .. OK, lost, my phone the other day and eventually found it in the fridge.  It was just chilling out! LOL

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Post by The Lazy Rosarian on 10th November 2013, 19:25

Sue, we all, the older ones, will have to join "Alshiemers Anonymous' if I remember where they meet
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