pow wow
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Epsom salts on Roses

I have a rose hedge and the shrubs maybe at the end of their lives. They haven't been doing so well the past couple years.
I thought I might give them a boost with epsom salts this spring.
Looking for a tried and true recipe and method of application.
Thank you

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They might also need a rejuvenating pruning. (oh that sounded strange, but I have to run and don't have time to think of a better phrasing)

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Thanks for the replies. I bought these roses about 15yrs. ago, Alex Mackenzies. They are hardy roses. We do get winter kill as the temp will drop to -35 celsius a couple times over the winter, so I have always had to prune them in the spring and up until a few years ago they would always come back. Forming a hedge about 6ft high with lots of blooms. They just seem to be slowly petering out. I keep a eye on them for pests and diseases. I thought I would give them one last year to bounce back.
If I apply rotted sheep manure should I not apply epsom salts?

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