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.
Sunday 3rd July at 1pm. Venue: Parnell Rose Garden, 85-87 Gladstone Road, Parnell
There will also be demonstrations at Kings Plant Barn stores across Auckland
Botany Saturday July 9th at 2pm
Remuera Sunday July 10th at 2pm
Silverdale Saturday July 16th at 11.30am
Takapuna Saturday July 16th at 2pm
Takanini Saturday July 9th at 11.30am
St Lukes Sunday July 10th at 11.30am
Henderson Sunday July 10th at 2pm
Stonefields Sunday July 10th at 11.30am
Carterton: Saturday 9th July 1pm. Venue: 31 Costley St, Carterton
Feilding: Saturday July 9th 10 am. Venue: Mason Family Rose Garden, Kowhai Park, Feilding.
The postponement date will be Saturday July 16th. For enquiries contact Gina on 06 323 1939.
Hutt Valley: Saturday July 9th 11am – 1pm. Venue: Mitre 10 Mega Petone, 25 Bouverie St, Petone.
Manawatu: Saturday July 2nd at 2pm. Venue: Dugald Mackenzie Rose Garden, Victoria Esplanade Gardens, Palmerston North.
Otago: Saturday 16th July at 1.30pm. Venue: Information Centre, Dunedin Botanic Gardens.
Hosted by rose garden curator Linda Hellyer. Numbers limited to 50 and masks are compulsory.
South Canterbury: Saturday 16th July at 1.30pm. Venue: 94 Beverley Rd, Maori Hill, Timaru.
Saturday July 16th 1.30pm. Venue: Plantorama Nursery, Kennels Road, Timaru
Waikato: There will be demonstrations at Wairere Nurseries, 826 Gordonton Road, Hamilton on the following dates:
Sat 2nd July 1pm – 3pm
Sun 3rd July 11am – 1pm
Thurs 7th July 11am – 1pm
Westland: Sunday 17th July at 12.30pm. Venue: Stan and Margaret Hydes, 688 Taylorville Road, Taylorville. Postponement day is Sunday 24th July 12.30pm