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 11th June
Auckland: Saturday June 24th 1.30 – 3.30pm. Venue: Dove-Myer Robinson Park, 85-87 Gladstone Road, Parnell, Auckland.
Bay of Plenty: Saturday 15th July 10 – 12.30pm. Venue: Te Puke Mitre 10, 5 Queen St, Te Puke. Spot prizes will be given out.
Feilding: Saturday July 8th 9.30am. Venue: Kowhai Park, South St, Feilding.
Franklin: Saturday July 1st at from 8.30am. Venue: Roselands Shopping Centre, Great South Road, Papakura
Manawatu: Saturday 1st July 1.30pm. Venue: Dugald Mackenzie Rose Gardens, Victoria Esplanade Gardens, Palmerston North.
Saturday July 15th 1.30pm Venue: Woodville Rose Gardens, Vogel St, Woodville.
Matamata: Saturday July 8th 1pm at Joy Hawes residence, 268C Peria Road, Matamata.
Saturday July 15th 11am – 1pm at Four Seasons Home & Garden Centre, Tainui Street, Matamata.
North Otago: Saturday, 1st July 1:30 pm. Venue: Oamaru North School, Torridge Street, Oamaru
Otago: Saturday 22nd July 1.30 – 2.30pm. Venue: Information Centre, Dunedin Botanic Garden. No bookings required
South Canterbury: Saturday July 15th 1.30pm at Mr & Mrs Tom Handy’s property Handy’s Lane, Pleasant Point Highway.
Saturday 29th July 2pm at Plantorama Garden Centre, Kennels Road, Timaru.
Southland: Sunday 25th June at 1.30pm. Venue: C & J Butler’s home, 32 Adamson Crescent, Invercargill. If poor weather it will be held 2 July.
Demonstrations will be held at Wairere Nurseries Gordonton:
Sat 24 June 11.00am-1.00pm
Sun 25 June 1.00pm-3.00pm
Thurs 6 July 11.00am-1.00pm
Sat 15 July 1.00pm-3.00pm
Sun 16 July 11.00am-1.00pm
and at Mega Mitre 10 , The Base–
Friday 30 June 11.00 am-100pm
Sat 1 July 1.00pm 3.00pm
Wairarapa: Saturday 1st July at 11am. Venue: Queen Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens, Dixon Street, Masterton. If wet, will be 8th July same time.