Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Prune Roses with an Expert session - Saturday 7th March

Hi Garden Friends,

Spring's just around the corner, so it's time for Garden Friends to awaken from our winter's semi-hibernation and get back to some fun gardening!

And what better way to kick off the spring gardening season than with a session on pruning roses, personally conducted by our resident roseologist, Clare. We have ten different varieties of David Austin Old English roses planted up in large oak cask barrels in the church garden that blossomed in their very first year last year, so we're optimistic that with proper care, they'll do even better this season.

Clare will cheerfully conduct the session on the care and feeding of roses, with practical skills focused on pruning. All are welcome, and no prior knowledge is necessary, so do come along. Bring any secateurs or pruning sheers you may have, though we do have some to use on site as well. The roses are all situated on a grass lawn, but you might want to wear wellies depending on the weather, and any other gardening in and around the raised beds and/or tree pits that may also pop up on the day.

The gardening will commence at 1:30 till 3:30pm on Saturday, 7th March at the church garden at St Cuthbert's Church located at the intersection of Fordwych Road and St Cuthbert's Road.

The roses say 'thank you' and they'll return the favour all summer and autumn with beautiful and fragrant blooms for you to enjoy and know you 'had a hand' in it all. Mmmm, you can almost smell them now!

Hope to see you there!

Keep calm and carry on pruning!

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