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most recent 11 DEC 06 SHOW ALL
Initial post 6 FEB 06 by Donna Williamson
Can anyone recommend a good, reliable garden sprayer for someone who grows about 50 roses? I have a Hudson 1/2 gallon sprayer that is too small for my needs and whose nozzle clogs when using dormant spray. Thanks. Donna W.
Reply #1 of 4 posted 3 MAR 06 by Donna Williamson
After researching on the internet, I ended up buying a Flomaster Premium Home & Garden sprayer in the 1-gallon size. It has a brass wand and nozzle and can be purchased at Home Depot or Walmart. Of course, I still need to clean the nozzle when I'm finished, but I can spray my 50+ roses with dormant spray without stopping to clean the nozzle. I've only used it three times, but am satisfied with its performance so far. Donna W.
Reply #2 of 4 posted 4 MAR 06 by Kim Rupert
An alternative is to use the Gilmour Hose End sprayer, also available at Home Depot, Lowe's, etc. There is an easy to use dial on the top so you adjust the number of table spoons per gallon of water, no math needed, just what the chemical instructions say. Do NOT add water, just fill the sprayer bottle. Attach it to the hose and spray away! The nozzle swivels so you can spray upside down to get the leaf undersides, then flip it and spray the tops. It's a very easy, convenient sprayer to use. The pump ones will use less chemical as you put it where you want it. Hose end units use quite a bit more chemical, but they're faster and easier to use.
Reply #3 of 4 posted 11 JUL 06 by Anonymous-102638


... 50 roses and a half gallon sprayer ... WOW!  You're absolutely heroic doing all that pumping.

I only have 35 roses and several 1 & 2 gallon sprayers ... I  finally got tired of pumping last year and purchased a "PECO" power sprayer.  It has a 5 gallon capacity and is on wheels.  No pumping, just charge the battery up & you can spray your rose garden several times before you need a recharge. 

If you are interested, I'd be happy to send you more information as I happen to have some literature left over from a show we had last year.  Spraying is a chore but there is a much easier way.

Harry Tyson      



Reply #4 of 4 posted 11 DEC 06 by Kathy
Rosemania has a wonderful 3 gal  Hudson pump on wheels that works well for me.  All pneumatic.
Discussion id : 1-857
most recent 20 MAY 03 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 19 MAY 03 by Anonymous-1305
I am trying to find a tool that will remove the thorns from the stems of roses quickly and efficently without ruining your hands. I think I saw one demonstrated by Martha Stewart some time ago on one of her programs. Does anyone KNOW of this tool and where I may buy one? Or do you have any solutions to removing the thorns that you would be willing to share? Thanks a million........
Reply #1 of 1 posted 20 MAY 03 by Anonymous-797
There is a tool that the florist use for de-thorning roses and it is called a stem stripper.. I am sure you would get the information you want at a florist and may even be able to purchase the tool.
Here is a picture of a stem stripper.
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