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 May 14th 2019
Auckland: Saturday 22nd June 1.30 – 2.30pm. Venue: Parnell Rose Garden, ( Dove-Myer Robinson Park), 85-87 Gladstone Rd, Parnell, Auckland.
Carterton: Saturday 13th July 2019 at 1pm. Venue: Home of Graeme and Elaine Renall at 31 Costley Street, Carterton.
Palmers Petone Saturday 1st June 11am- 1pm and Sunday 2nd June 11am-1pm
Mitre 10 Upper Hutt Sunday 2nd June 11.30 am -1pm
Mitre 10 Petone Saturday 8th June 11 am-1pm
Matamata: Saturday 6th July at 1pm. Venue: Maureen Hendersons, 4 Mannix Place, Matamata. If wet, will be rescheduled to July 13th.
Nelson: Saturday 29th June at 10am. Venue: Broadgreen House, Nayland Road, Stoke, Nelson. Meet in the Rose garden and Kate from Nelmac will give an informative demonstration and answer all your questions.Tea/Coffee and Muffin available. For further details ring Liz on 027 8844774
North Otago: Saturday 29th June, 1:30 pm. Venue: Oamaru North School, 38 Torridge St, Oamaru. If wet will be held the following Saturday 6th July.
Otago: Saturday 20th July at 2pm. Venue: Information Centre, Dunedin Botanic Gardens.
Wairarapa: Saturday 6th July between 11am and 12 noon. Venue: Queen Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens, Masterton. If wet it will be on Saturday 13th July.
Westland: Saturday 20th July at 1pm. Venue: Marg & Stan Hydes garden, 668 Taylorville Road, Taylorville.