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« on: November 28, 2005, 01:41:57 am »
Save coffee grounds and eggshells (crushed) for your roses, they thrive on these.
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Re: Roses
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2006, 07:10:25 pm »
How come roses create great color under gloomy weather?

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Re: Roses
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2006, 12:49:50 am »
During Spring, I understand that cool weather is the source of inspiration for rose colors to flourish So maybe if it was gloomy and cool, the colors would flourish also. Alternatively, gloomy weather actually promotes rust and mildew.
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Re: Roses
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2006, 12:59:30 am »
During Spring, I understand that cool weather is the source of inspiration for rose colors to flourish So maybe if it was gloomy and cool, the colors would flourish also. Alternatively, gloomy weather actually promotes rust and mildew.
And I guess this is why England is known for its beautiful roses?

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Re: Roses
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2006, 05:38:00 am »
Save coffee grounds and eggshells (crushed) for your roses, they thrive on these.

Why is this?  Is there a scientific explanation?

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Re: Roses
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2006, 02:45:25 pm »
Eggshells are 93% calcium carbonate. In addition to the calcium, the eggshells contain about 1% nitrogen, about a half-percent phosphoric acid, and other trace elements that make them a practical fertilizer. Calcium is an essential plant nutrient which plays a fundamental part in cell manufacture and growth. Most roots must have some calcium at the growing tips. Plant growth removes large quantities of calcium from the soil, and calcium must be replenished, so this is an ideal way to recycle your eggshells.

Dry out the shells, then crush them by hand and powder them in a blender. Place powdered eggshells around fruit trees, in potted plants and roses, and throughout a vegetable garden.
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