We’ve added some photos from the Show and Competition this weekend. Congratulations to Kaye Leng for her Queen of the Show winning Small Stem Pacific Glory and multiple class wins. There were some outstanding displays from those members who exhibited. Thank you all for making it such a great show again!
Following on from our staging workshop in September, in October multi award winning rose breeder Rob Somerfield will be talking to us about the roses he grows, rose breeding and his Nursery Glenavon Roses based just out of Tauranga. This is one not to miss!
Rob’s roses include the likes of Diamond Design (below), White Romance (above), Top Shelf, Sunline, Blackberry Nip, Lemon n Lime, Love Heart, Looking Good and more!
At our next meeting we have Lesley (Jenny) Dunn speaking about Perennials and Roses. Jenny has a wealth of knowledge on Perennials and Roses and will cover off companion planting for those that may want something different to a bed full of Roses. Come along and find out which ones work best and what their benefits are!
Some hardy souls braved the weather yesterday for the Auckland Rose Society Pruning Demonstration held at the Parnell Rose Gardens. A great turnout given the weather! Hopefully everyone found it an informative day.
at Kings Plant Barn’s around Auckland last weekend. Don’t forget we have another demonstration at the Parnell Rose Gardens this coming Saturday at 1.30pm!
Auckland Rose Society are running pruning demonstrations this weekend at Kings Plant Barns around Auckland!
June 18, 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Come join us at Kings and learn from the experts!
Porana Road at 12.00pm.
Botany at 12.00pm
Silverdale at 2.00pm
Henderson at 2.00 pm
See you there!
Our next Magazine will be on it’s way to members shortly. Enclosed will be your Sudden Impact order form. Our next meeting is a pruning demonstration. Come along and learn from the experts!
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.