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 16th June 2018
Bay of Plenty: Saturday 21st July – 10.30am – 12 and 1.30 – 3pm. Venue: Mitre 10 Te Puke, 5 Queen St, Te Puke.
Otago: Saturday 21st July 1.30 – 2.30pm. Venue: Dunedin Botanic Garden Information Centre.
South Canterbury: Saturday July 28th at 1.30pm. Venue – Plantorama Nursery & Garden Centre, 124 Kennels Rd, Timaru.
West Otago: Saturday 4th August at 10.30am. Venue: Community Rose Gardens, Suffolk St,Tapanui. If wet, will be 11th August.