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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:06 pm    Post subject: Roses and coffee grounds? Reply with quote

Hi all

I can get a 10 litre bucket of used coffee grounds from my work canteen every month or so and I want to use it without composting it seperately . Is there any reason not to apply it as a mulch around my roses? Obviously I won't go above the root collar on the roses.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://extension.oregonstate.edu/lane/sites/default/files/documents/cffee07.pdf
This should give you some useful info. Scientifically sound, too, I presume, coming from a reputable university. I have tried using them as a slug deterrent but given our rainfall I think they are of limited value for that, here. But then, I don't suppose slugs eat your roses!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 11:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aha!
Funny, I did assume for some reason that coffee would be acidic- good to know that the grounds are neutral. Slugs weren't a problem for the roses last year- this guy (or gal) was though! Ate nothing from the garden from spring to autumn but grass and roses. If it weren't so cute I would have tapped gently on the window and waved my arms in a non-threatening manner.
A picket fence is planned for this year though!



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ask Glenn Close over for a holiday.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm living with her already!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pedant alert-that is a hare, not a rabbit,, Glen wouldnt have a clue how to prepare it☺
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Pedant alert-that is a hare, not a rabbit,, Glen wouldnt have a clue how to prepare it☺
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am with a femme fatale myself. If you had Glenn Close over for a holiday you wouldn't be worrying what was for dinner and how well it was prepared.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Best jugged, "with a nice bottle of Chianti and some fava beans. Slurp!"
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wrong film dufus.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So what's wrong with a mixed metaphor or three?
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As all the voyeurs who read this and don't understand you, as I do, will get terribly confused.
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