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Post by hariet~rose on 19th January 2014, 12:23

For some time now I have been thinking that i was sent the wrong plants.. the three Gertrude Jekylls in flower never matched the flowers in the nursery (the top photo).. I bought them as bare rooted ages ago.. anyway i tried a different fertiliser this month on the recommendation of my brother who lives in Perth. He recommended Black Marvel.. and low and behold the colours are now true.. I don't think it is weather and water as some other varieties are responding as well yet not those that missed out.....so i will probably alternate as i think SI is great for foliage...[too bad if i shoudn't be mentioning brands.. i use and now recommend both]

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Post by Ausrose on 19th January 2014, 21:58

It is always good idea to use a variety of fertilisers. I use Sudden Impact as my basic fertilizer however I use Searles 5 in 1 as an alternative from time to time. Also I use various soluble fertilizers and additives at various times throughout the year.

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Post by silkyfizz on 19th January 2014, 22:32

That's interesting and good to know Hariet. I'll keep my eye out for Black Marvel. I wonder if they sell it at Bunnings?
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Post by hariet~rose on 20th January 2014, 06:47

i have had trouble getting the 5 in 1, that is in the big blue bag right? I got the BM at Bunnings.. We have finally had a spot of rain 3mm yesterday evening!
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Post by neptune on 20th January 2014, 08:15

Searles 5 in 1
 
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Post by betsyw on 20th January 2014, 18:34

Does it happen to say anything on the Searles pack if it is okay to use in pots?
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Post by neptune on 20th January 2014, 20:22

its organic....yes..... I use it as a spray....
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Post by maree on 20th January 2014, 21:06

Do you mean a foliar spray Neptune ? and Black Marvel  better look for that one ...
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Post by hariet~rose on 20th January 2014, 21:16

i was quite pleased with the price of the black marvel actually (from bunnings).. now just need some rain to help it along.. i looked at the flowers on Ab D and their colour is much richer as well.. (and they had the BM added about 2 weeks ago as well)
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Post by neptune on 20th January 2014, 21:28

yes maree....a foliar spray.......also put one litre of it , plus one litre of water in one of those two litre containers that you can attach to the garden hose and do the lawn with it.....and it blesses me with a blowing green lawn.....
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Post by silkyfizz on 20th January 2014, 21:49

Maree's husband, he of the fantastic lawn, might be interested in that one. Lol
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Post by maree on 20th January 2014, 22:57

Neptune , i am fed up with fighting and mucking around with the spray pumps that now i just buy a ready mixed spray of Seasol or something, attach it to the hose and foliar spray the roses and surrounds with that , so much easier .       Silky , my husband is the keeper of the lawn and i dare not utter a word of assistance in that area . Going to get my own patch of grass in the front garden one day , and its going to be long and untidy lol ....
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Post by neptune on 20th January 2014, 23:30

maree,...when you use those 2ltr garden hose click ons, you don't have to worry too much about filtering.....so long as it can get up the suction tube, it will get sucked out.....
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Post by maree on 21st January 2014, 18:49

Neptune i have bought so many pump action sprays , big ones , small ones , all sorts and hated them all , then i thought why am i doing this , just use the click on hose ones , 2 litre not too heavy and you can refill them and its soo much easier ...
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Post by muscovyduckling on 21st January 2014, 19:55

Thanks for the tips folks! I will have to give them a try.
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Post by jordan71 on 25th January 2014, 07:27

another good product for the foliar spray is Charlie carp , but warning use what's recommended , otherwise u will burn the foliage
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Post by Ausrose on 25th January 2014, 08:54

[quote="jordan71"but warning use what's recommended [/quote]

This applies to all chemicals and fertilizers being used otherwise you are inviting problems.

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Post by maree on 27th January 2014, 07:16

Neptune, the 5 in 1 liquid foliar spray doesn't burn the leaves does it ?
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Post by neptune on 27th January 2014, 11:19

I spray just as it get light and that gives it time to settle......the last time I sprayed it was 5am and that day got up to 42c and no burn......
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Post by maree on 27th January 2014, 19:35

Okay , thanks for that , but 5am OMG !!! did you go back to bed after that ...
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Post by neptune on 27th January 2014, 19:58

no...had brekky, then went to the gym for a workout and then a run after that......[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
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Post by maree on 27th January 2014, 20:04

PHEW !!! OMG!!!
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Post by silkyfizz on 27th January 2014, 21:54

I'm just too lazy to do anything like that. Early morning I just roll over and go back to sleep.
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Post by neptune on 27th January 2014, 22:03

well you don't want to spray at night, because that will lead to blackspot and you don't want to leave it till the sun gets up(especially in summer)......this will cause burn....so you really don't have much choice......oh wait......there is and you can sleep in.....you don't have to do it or wait till winter.....hmmmm...sleep sounds nice....
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Post by maree on 27th January 2014, 22:09

Too right Neptune , sleep sounds nice , set the alarm at 5am and spray the roses , the neighbours really would think i'm nuts , but no they are probably still in bed ...
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