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Post by heartofhush on 24th July 2009, 15:37

Hi
I have heard and read that giving roses bananas and or the skins are suppose to be good for them.
Well i Google it.
This is what I found, it explains what I meant as well.
Has anyone done this and does it really work.

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Re: Bananas For Roses

Post by rosemeadow on 25th July 2009, 10:12

Hi Lu, I throw my all my Banana skins on my garden. I hope it is still doing the job seeing I don't bury them or any of the other things it sugest.
It was good to see the hint about the skins being good for teeth whitening too. Thanks for that, my daughter and I are going to try it.

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Post by Admin on 25th July 2009, 11:17

They use to say that if you placed a little bit of banana peel under a bandaid stuck over a wart that the banana peel would kill the wart too... I saw the banana peel and roses idea on a Will Smith movie just recently... thought then I wonder if there is really anything in that?

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Post by Guest on 2nd January 2010, 00:20

My potted roses all get chopped up banana peel, crushed egg shells & tea leaves put under (and sometimes just on) the mulch regularly. They are all very healthy plants & shake off the little problems that hit them very easily...

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Post by heartofhush on 2nd January 2010, 12:54

Hi Damo
What does the tea leaves and the egg shells do.
I have never heard of this before.
Do you just add the tea leaves on top of the mulch and can you use tea bags as well.
And I assume you put the egg shells on top as well.
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Post by Guest on 2nd January 2010, 19:51

Hi heartofhush.

I'm not sure that the egg shells & tea leaves do too much but my Nana used to do it & also had very healthy roses...I am certain every little bit of organic matter helps. If I am in a rush I just put the entire teabag in but usually I sprinkle the contents around the base of the rose.

My Mum keeps telling me that egg shells are for carnations only but whatever is good for those weeds is good for roses IMHO. Hahaha...

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Post by Billndee on 2nd January 2010, 22:19

My mother used to put the banana skins on the staghorn ferns.
I bet there is an urban myth lurking here somewhere. Rolling Eyes
Banana peels probably have a bit more potassium in them otherwise why not use potato peels, cabbage and lettuce leaves too? study

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