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Lime Sulphur

Post by Billndee on 27th June 2010, 17:01

I am using lime sulphur this winter on my roses for the first time. I am puzzled by the instructions to use a fresh mixture.
How fresh does it have to be? Does it go "off" in hours, days or weeks?
What actually happens to it when it goes stale?
I think the directions on the product are incomplete without having a time limit to explain "fresh".

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Post by Ozrosarian on 27th June 2010, 21:25

If you prepare a mixture and leave it for a day, a bad smell coming from it will melt the container Smile Anyway, that's the trouble with lime sulphur -- smells like hell, and quicker you spray the garden, better for everyone. When you spray it, quickly hide the container, go inside the house and then come outside again, and then start to look around, pretending you want to see what's going on and catch the guy who smelled the environment. Smile
Ps. Don't forget to grip your nostrils firmly with a peg! Smile
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Post by Guest on 27th June 2010, 22:05

Ozrosarian wrote:When you spray it, quickly hide the container, go inside the house and then come outside again, and then start to look around, pretending you want to see what's going on and catch the guy who smelled the environment. Smile
Ps. Don't forget to grip your nostrils firmly with a peg! Smile

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Post by Abbi on 28th June 2010, 00:07

I left a bucket full in the laundry sink overnight accidentally.

It was feral in the morning. Hydrogen sulphide?, rotten egg gas. Nasty.

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Post by Billndee on 28th June 2010, 22:56

Ok, I haven't smelt it yet because the mixture is sitting in a sealed sprayer/ If the shed blows up over night I will know the cause of the explosion.
Injured

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Post by Abbi on 29th June 2010, 17:35

roflmao

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Post by Bemo on 30th June 2010, 04:43

can only be beaten by stinging nettle or alfalfa-tea L.O.L.


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Post by neptune on 2nd July 2010, 22:58

I must have dull senses, because I find that the lime sulphur doesn't smell that bad the day after etc but I do find that if you leave it in a spray bottle for a long time it seems to eat into the moving sections of the spray bottle
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Post by The Lazy Rosarian on 3rd July 2010, 07:41

Simon our very own Science teacher can answer this, but I think it would be the reaction between the 2 chemicals at some point.
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Post by Ozeboy on 3rd July 2010, 10:58

Just mix it, then spray and wash out the sprayer with clean water.

Why would you want to keep it more than a day? Most chemicals attack metal and lose strength when stored.

What's the problem?

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Post by Admin on 3rd July 2010, 12:49

Or.... don't use it at all Idea

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Post by Ozeboy on 3rd July 2010, 17:07

I don't use it a great deal except on HT's and DA's. Don't really know if it makes a difference due to seasons being different.

HT's still suffer a lot of Blackspot and the DA's look like they have some terrible disease up and down the bare canes. Heritage and Grace seem to be better in that department. Wish they would grow here for they are very nice roses.

Gardening should be fun, specially when the right plants are selected for your climate. I've mentioned before how all these sprays cripple ones immune system.

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Post by neptune on 3rd July 2010, 19:41

Simon wrote:Or.... don't use it at all Idea

where did the idea come from to use these things after a prune.......many, many years ago they did not have these luxeries and they still produce lovely roses.....
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Post by Admin on 3rd July 2010, 20:26

I don't see your point Dunno I think I agree with you... great roses WERE grown before most of these chemicals were concocted...and can still be produced today with better rose choices. I don't see them as luxuries though... I see them as life support systems for roses that can no longer fend for themselves. I personally would not use it or any other chemical... and I have a degree in chemistry and biochemistry so reckon I know a thing or two about chemicals and the risks they pose... even ones as supposedly benign as lime sulfur.

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