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.
Nelson: Saturday July 23rd 1.30pm. Venue: Broadgreen Rose Gardens, Nayland Road (July 30 if wet, same time)
Sunday July 24th 1.30pm. Venue: Club Waimea 345 Queen St, Richmond (July 31 if wet, same time)
Any enquires please phone Trish 021 1390763