is tea really good for roses?

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mary flood asked 12 years ago
I have got some rose bushes and would like to know if cold tea is really good for roses?. 

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
Cold tea, and used tea bags, are often used on house plants and roses. Both contain quantities of the nutrient nitrogen and this encourages leafy growth, which can dispose roses to blackspot disease and greenflies.

It would be better used on rhubarb or blackcurrants, or scattered over a compost heap.