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Rose growers in the know swear by banana skins: just dig some in around the roots of your roses and watch them thrive. Banana peel is packed with goodies missing from many soils — phosphates, calcium, sulphur and magnesium — and your blooms will thank you. Another traditional gardening trick is to bury a wedge of lard under the roots of new roses, though cooking fat might be in short supply in

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