New to roses and gardening!

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AlAmmar
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Re: New to roses and gardening!

Post by AlAmmar » March 12th, 2017, 5:54 pm

Garden shops are usually expensive in my experience, always ask and shop around, go to any good pesticide/fertilizer store near you and ask for Bayer Confidor (soluble concentrate containing imidacloprid), Its quite famous and easily available, label recommendation is 2.5 ml in 1 liter of water for spray, so for safe side use half of it and see results. Ex. for 5 liter use 6 ml.
Also always check Mfg and Exp dates before buying and insist on fresh stock.

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Re: New to roses and gardening!

Post by amrat12 » March 13th, 2017, 6:12 pm

AlAmmar wrote:Garden shops are usually expensive in my experience, always ask and shop around, go to any good pesticide/fertilizer store near you and ask for Bayer Confidor (soluble concentrate containing imidacloprid), Its quite famous and easily available, label recommendation is 2.5 ml in 1 liter of water for spray, so for safe side use half of it and see results. Ex. for 5 liter use 6 ml.
Also always check Mfg and Exp dates before buying and insist on fresh stock.
I went to 2 nearby shops but couldn't find Imidacloprid or Bayer. So wrote names of both of these pesticides on a paper and gave it to someone who lives near subzi mandi and today he got back with some other insecticide named Martel. Though the box does mentions it's for aphids and thrips.
I don't know whether to use it or not. Can't even return it as the gardener has already opened it's packaging! :roll:
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Re: New to roses and gardening!

Post by zadaad » March 13th, 2017, 11:04 pm

How to make mu soil of potted roses more acidic?


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Re: New to roses and gardening!

Post by Izhar » March 14th, 2017, 8:13 am

amrat12 wrote: I went to 2 nearby shops but couldn't find Imidacloprid or Bayer. So wrote names of both of these pesticides on a paper and gave it to someone who lives near subzi mandi and today he got back with some other insecticide named Martel. Though the box does mentions it's for aphids and thrips.
I don't know whether to use it or not. Can't even return it as the gardener has already opened it's packaging! :roll:
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Which shops?

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Re: New to roses and gardening!

Post by amrat12 » March 14th, 2017, 10:14 am

Izhar wrote:
amrat12 wrote: I went to 2 nearby shops but couldn't find Imidacloprid or Bayer. So wrote names of both of these pesticides on a paper and gave it to someone who lives near subzi mandi and today he got back with some other insecticide named Martel. Though the box does mentions it's for aphids and thrips.
I don't know whether to use it or not. Can't even return it as the gardener has already opened it's packaging! :roll:
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Which shops?
One was in badar commercial opposite sohny sweets. I guess shop name was vitax something
Other one was in bukhari phase 6. Didn't saw the name.

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Re: New to roses and gardening!

Post by amrat12 » March 14th, 2017, 10:18 am

zadaad wrote:How to make mu soil of potted roses more acidic?


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I read somewhere that to make the soil more acidic, add 1tbsp of vinegar in two litre water and give it to the plant.
Still ask seniors.

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Re: New to roses and gardening!

Post by zadaad » March 14th, 2017, 10:37 am

amrat12 wrote:
zadaad wrote:How to make mu soil of potted roses more acidic?


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I read somewhere that to make the soil more acidic, add 1tbsp of vinegar in two litre water and give it to the plant.
Still ask seniors.

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Re: New to roses and gardening!

Post by Izhar » March 14th, 2017, 11:10 am

They both have Imidacloprid...

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Re: New to roses and gardening!

Post by amrat12 » March 14th, 2017, 12:23 pm

Izhar wrote:They both have Imidacloprid...
Nope. I had also asked them via fb messenger for imidacloprid but also went there to get Bayer but they didn't had it.
They were showing some organic pesticides that were too costly!
The one at bukhari couldn't even understand imidacloprid or Bayer. He just kept on asking 'konsa keera laga ha' and I had no idea what do we call thrips or mites in urdu.
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Re: New to roses and gardening!

Post by Izhar » March 14th, 2017, 12:43 pm

Get it from Abdul Seeds... go to the shop yourself

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