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Can I use your new Liquid Fertilizer in conjunction with Dynamic Lifter on roses which I have just used?

Should I wait 3 months and use alternately. Is it best for potted roses (not yet fertilised as I do not know what to use in pots! or osmocote) I prefer something with a lower nitrogen content so as not ot have huge leaves and long stem and no flowers! Are organic mulches sufficient for roses? I nearly killed mine last yer with pine chips (fairly fresh) everything turned yellow despite advice from retailer. Thank you very much for your help. I am a garden club member

Submitted: 05:11PM, 06 Oct 2011
Answer: Dear Marlane,

Thank you for your email regarding the care of your roses.

Dynamic Lifter for Roses has an ideal balanced formula for promoting growth as well as flowering. It is relatively high in potassium which also improves disease resistance. The formulation also includes many other valuable plant nutrients, while the organic base encourages rich, healthy soil that isfull of natural biological activity. This product is suitable for both roses in pots and in a garden situation. Application should be every 8-10 weeks from early Spring to mid Autumn.

The new liquid fertiliser you are referring to, I am assuming, is called Uplift Organic Liquid Fertiliser. This is an excellent product which is a complete garden fertiliser with a unique formulation of Fish, Seaweed, Bio-Activ, Fulvic Acid and a natural wetting agent. It can be applied every 1 – 2 weeks to established plants during the growing season. You can use this product in conjuction with the Dynamic Lifter. Apply the Dynamic Lifter now, which will feed your roses for 8 weeks and then switch over to Uplift and use every 1 – 2 weeks for a further 8 weeks and then switch back to Dynamic Lifter and apply again at the end of summer. This fertilising program will ensure that your roses will receive all nutrients necessary to maintain good strong growth and flowering.

Mulches such as lucerne hay and sugar cane mulch will ensure that the root system around your roses will stay moist and cool during the summer months and at the same time provide nutrients as the mulch slowly breaks down into the surrounding soil. You definitely have to be careful when applying different types of mulches. They certainly need to be well composted before applying to your plants.

Hopefully with some ample rain this year your roses will power on and give you some beautiful blooms.

Answered: 12:30PM, 07 Oct 2011

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