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Bunny ...
When is the time to start feeding , mine are shooting , bush one doesn't look happy (probably the snow that was heaped on it) but rambler is away..?
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After pruning in a few weeks is when I do mine-what you don't want is a spurt of growth that gets hit back by a hard frost-there is still plenty of winter to come-in my experience February is the worse month weather wise

 

Bunny ...
Ok thanks I shall wait .

We have lots of horse manure. Do I need potash to balance it out? Put lots of manure on the roses. Heard too much manure may not be advantageous. We live 1100 ft up.

I like manure ( well mixed with straw) to rot down for a while, myself. Some people do put it straight on the soil and I know someone who swears it kills nettles, but it stinks and if it does kill nettles, it won't do much good for young plants.

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Thank you Posy,  Manure is well rotted, do I need anything else for roses? 

Archers a proprietary rose feed is good, it contains essential trace elements, a handful per rose in spring followed by another handful after the first flush of flowers encourages more .

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