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Eggs for Rose Fertiliser.

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Eggs for Rose Fertiliser.

Post by Ozeboy on 1st February 2010, 09:33

There has been mention on the forum that egg shells are beneficial for roses. I can't really understand why other than to supply some calcium to correct PH. Actually I have been trying the egg shell treatment for 2 years and can't really see any change in their growth, bloom and leaf colour. Two months ago I had two 15 litre buckets of surplus eggs at various stages from edable to the pop stage when broken. These were broken into the soil of 8" pots and then crushed. The remainder were broken down by smashing all in the buckets with a three prong cultivator. The result was poured on all pots with exceptions as I have around 500 roses in 8" pots. The results look very good despite our 40 C temperatures during this period.

The roses have responded very well but so far have not been able to check their colesterol.

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Re: Eggs for Rose Fertiliser.

Post by Guest on 1st February 2010, 19:43

Finally an idea of what to do with the many eggs my geese lay every year! Thumbsup


as for the colesterol Laughing

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Re: Eggs for Rose Fertiliser.

Post by Ozeboy on 3rd February 2010, 21:45

I checked Souvenir de Claudius Pernet as it was one that had a liberal application of Bantam eggs. It woud appear that the yellow colour is darker now than ever before. Good nutrition or the magic unknown growth factor at work? This is a very nice HT and doesn't deserve the bad reputation for it is no better or worse than any other HT's

We possibly need a section called MYTH BUSTERS.

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Re: Eggs for Rose Fertiliser.

Post by Guest on 4th February 2010, 00:41

Roses are funny things don't you think? A variety can grow well for some & badly for others & that is why I never take anyone's opinion of any rose variety too seriously! I will grow it my way in my climate & discover its true worth for myself.

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Re: Eggs for Rose Fertiliser.

Post by Admin on 4th February 2010, 01:07

Ozeboy wrote:We possibly need a section called MYTH BUSTERS.

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