“Sugar cane mulch”

Please, does another kind member know where I can buy “sugar cane mulch” ?
its to sprinkle on the soil around my rose bushes - to protect them from frost during our long winter months.  My daughter from Australia is visiting, & she uses it in her “rose garden” garden in Sydney.   😊 Thankyou 😊 🤔

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 13,480
    They grow Sugar cane in Northern Australia, so moving it ti DSydney is not a problem. As far as I know, Sugar cane is not grown in Europe, so mulch made from it would entail a lot of mileage, making it uneconomical. Stable manure , on the other hand, is plentiful and always good for roses.
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  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Bath, SomersetPosts: 3,328
    Tads, if you're in the UK, then rose roots do not need protection from frosts, they are really tough. As Fidgetbones said, a good mulch of stable manure if you do want to put something down, is the best you can do
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 24,561
    Yes - fidget and Lizzie are right Tads - a good mulch of manure or similar [decent compost is also fine] is very beneficial, as with most plants, although they don't need protection as such.  :)
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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 13,480
    I can't recommend Buffalo manure. We stopped at the farm shop on the A5 on the way back from Wales. They farm buffalos, and had put a load of very unrotted stuff around the shrubbery. It stank to high heaven. It wasn't very conducive to having a coffee and sitting in the sunshine. We bought some truckles of Snowdon cheese, and got back on the road.
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 54,541
    I bet it's a good 'activator' for a compost heap tho @fidgetbones ; :)
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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 24,561
    It would certainly activate something Dove!  :D
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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 13,480
    Last time I was at Kew, the borders outside the temperate house had been given a heavy mulch of stable manure, not very well rotted, but it didn't stink much. Maybe it was the Royal  provenance, I believe they get the output from the stables of The Horse Guards.
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