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Mulch, Termites & Potted Roses?

I have been thinking about adding mulch as a top dressing for my potted roses, but do not want to attract termites. The information I have found online at various sites regarding the topic has been contradictory. For example, many support the use of cedar mulch as a top dressing for potted plants, and cite its natural insect repellant properties, whereas one person wrote that as soon as the cedar aroma wears off, it is useless in repelling insects.

Do any of you add mulch to your potted roses, what do you use, and what has your experience been?

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