Our next meeting on Saturday 27th of May is a great one if you have an interest in some of the older roses here in New Zealand. Our guest speaker is Delphine Lomas a long time member of Heritage Roses, Auckland. Heritage roses are often steeped in history and hold a very romantic appearance. Make sure you also get to visit the Nancy Steen garden at the Parnell Rose Gardens. Delphine has a wealth of knowledge on old roses, so don’t be afraid to come along and ask plenty of questions!
Our guest speaker is Jan Barnett from Amore Roses. It will be exciting to find out about the new roses that they are bringing in to NZ. It really is fantastic to see new businesses entering the Rose Nursery market!
is a goodie. It’s our Annual General Meeting and our guest speaker is Shaun Caldwell from Yates NZ. Shaun will be talking about the Yates Company History, their products and some of the changes made over the last few years especially concerning insecticide spray products and the reduction of neonicotinoids in sprays for bees and beneficial insects’ survival. Not only an opportunity to keep up to date with the latest in the garden care front, Shaun is an entertaining and informative speaker – don’t miss out.
is on the way to members this week! Keep an eye out for it in your Inbox/Mailbox! It’ll let you know the Feb-Mar cultural notes, upcoming meetings, what’s been happening …and more!
A great modern Hybrid Tea is a yellow rose called Glorious. Ranked third favourite Hybrid Tea in New Zealand by Rose Society members in 2016 as well as ranking 6th in terms of health it puts on a stunning display in the garden. It’s one that is well known on the show benches around the country as well!
Hybrid Tea rose. Gracing the garden with it’s regal presence. This is a great time of the year for enjoying rose gardens!
is a Hybrid Tea rose called Acapella. An exceptional grower of cherry pink with a silver reverse. It’s extremely fragrant on a tall healthy bush and puts on a great display in the garden. The photos are from one of our members who has one growing in a pot temporarily in it’s first year.
Our December – January Magazine is out this week to members! Hope you all have a great Christmas and New Year! Thank you for your continued support. We look forward to seeing many of you in 2017. Our first meeting back is a garden visit in February!
In this short video we meet with Kelvin Trimper, World Federation of Rose Societies President, in the International Rose Garden – Adelaide Botanic Garden. Kelvin chats about the development of Sudden Impact for Roses and what sets it apart as a specialist food for roses and flowering plants.
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