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.
Saturday June 26th 1.30 – 3pm. Venue: Parnell Rose Gardens
Sunday 18th July 2.30 – 4pm. Venue: Auckland Horticultural Council Venue, 956 Great North Road, Western Springs.
Auckland Rose Society members will also be demonstrating at Kings Plant Barn branches across Auckland:
Botany July 17 (Sat) 12.00pm
Remuera July 17 (Sat) 2.00pm
Takanini July 25 (Sun) 12.00pm
Henderson June 27 (Sun) 2.00pm
Forest Hill June 27 (Sun) 11.00am
Bay of Plenty
27 June 2021 at 1.30 pm. Venue: Palmers Bethlehem.
4th July time YBC. Venue: Decor Garden Centre.
Carterton: Saturday 3rd July at 1pm. Venue: 31 Costley St, Carterton
Feilding: Saturday July 24th 10am – 12 noon. Venue: 8 Oakeley Rise, Feilding.
Hutt Valley: Saturday 26th June 11am and 1pm. Venue: Mitre 10 Mega, 25 Bouverie St, Petone
Manawatu: Sunday June 27th and Saturday July 10th both at 1.30pm. Venue: Dugald Mackenzie Rose Garden, Victoria Esplanade Gardens, Palmerston North.
Thursday 8th July 11am – 1pm. Venue: Kaimai Garden Centre, 58 State Highway 27, Matamata
Saturday 10th July 11am – 1pm. Venue: Four Seasons Garden Centre, 6 Tainui Street, Matamata
North Otago: Saturday: 26th June, 1pm, Oamaru North School, Torridge Street, Oamaru.
Otago: Saturday 17th July 1.30pm. Venue: Dunedin Botanic Gardens.
South Canterbury: Saturday 17th July at 1.30pm. Venue: Tom and Heather Handy’s place, Handy’s Lane, Pleasant Point Highway.
Southland: Saturday 3rd July at 1.30pm. Venue: Jocelyn Dobson, 766 Gropers Bush- Thornbury Road.
Te Awamutu: Sunday 27th June at 1pm. Venue: Te Awamutu Rose Gardens. If wet, will be July 4th at 1pm.
Wairere Nurseries – Gordonton, Hamilton
Saturday 26th June 11-1pm
Sunday 27th June 1-3pm
Thursday 1st July 1-3pm
Saturday 10th July 1-3pm
Sunday 11th July 11-1pm
Palmers Garden Centre – Frankton, Hamilton. Saturday 17th July 10.30am-2pm
Wairarapa: Saturday 3rd July between 11a.m and 12 noon. Venue: Queen Elizabeth Park, Dixon Street. If wet the following Saturday July 10th.
Westland: Sunday 18th July – Leanne Moore, 129 Bright Street Cobden at 1.30pm and then on to Kimberley McAllister 85 Ward Street, Cobden at 2.30pm.
West Otago: Saturday 7th August 10.30 am at the Community Centre gardens, Tapanui. If wet, it will be on the 14th