Its almost rose pruning time in New Zealand so its time to think about pruning yours – roses are usually pruned between late June and mid August depending on where you live.
Despite what is often said or written about rose pruning being difficult, it is actually very easy provided a few basic principles are followed. If you are not sure on what to do with your roses, one of the best ways to learn is to attend a pruning demonstration that many rose societies hold around the country. In a friendly, relaxed environment, you can learn what to do from local rose experts – they are only to happy to share their knowledge and experiences, and answer any questions. Best of all, they are usually free.
Check back here or see our Facebook page as more details become available on pruning demonstrations. Contact us if you have any questions or wish to be put in touch with your local rose society who can help.
Updated June 29th 2020.
Sunday 12th July 1pm. Venue: The Auckland Horticultural Council venue, 990 Great North Road Auckland. This is an indoor event.
Carterton: Saturday July 11th 1pm. Venue: 31 Costley St, Carterton.
Saturday July 11th 1.30pm. Venue: Venue: Dugald Mackenzie Rose Gardens, Victoria Esplanade Gardens, Palmerston North.
Southland: Saturday 18th July 2pm. Venue: 37 Vyner Road, Otatara.
The following demonstrations are being held at Wairere Nurseries, 826 Gordonton Road, Gordonton.
Saturday 11th July 1pm to 3pm
Sunday 12th July 11am to 1pm
Saturday 18th July 10.30 – 2pm. Venue: Palmers Frankton, 60 Lincoln St, Frankton, Hamilton.