Spring is here on 20th March 2018 – that’s in just

Outside the roses know this and will soon be sending out the first signs of Spring growth . . . . . .  exciting times!

Welcome to The Rose Society UK

Welcome to our website and welcome to our  society.

So much has happened in such a short space of time.

When the Royal National Rose Society closed its doors on 15th May 2017, a small but passionate group of rosarians gathered in the village of Pelsall in the West Midlands to see what could be salvaged from the ruins.

AT THIS POINT WE SHOULD MAKE IT VERY CLEAR THAT WE ARE NOT A REPLACEMENT FOR AND HAVE NO CONNECTION OR ASSOCIATION  WITH THE ROYAL NATIONAL ROSE SOCIETY WHICH IS NOW IN ADMINISTRATION.

What we now have is a new society and a new, fresh start. We’ll be looking for other rose-minded folk to come and join us to share their love for roses; to talk about roses, to share their knowledge about roses and to show others their roses at rose shows throughout the UK.

The group, soon realised that what we already had was a sound base. We had rose shows that had been pre-planned, before the RNRS folded. We had support from many of our friends in the trade. We had messages of support from friends all around the world. Most of all we had support from rose lovers who wanted to join together to enjoy roses. These will be our most precious resource.

We start our adventure with nothing but enthusiasm and hope; hope that we can do justice to the memory of the original British rosarian, the Rose King, Samuel Reynolds Hole. I can’t imagine what he would have said about the demise of his beloved society but I think he would have been happy to see that the spirit the he showed all those years ago is still alive and thriving in our new society.

2018 looks like being an exciting year as we grow our membership base as well as our roses. Check out our 2018 calendar by clicking on the Events tab 

 

What’s in the website . . . . . . 

Society Chairman John Anthony tells us about multiflora rootstocks for budding your own roses

“Amateur rose growers often wish to propagate a few bushes for themselves particularly older unobtainable varieties and ask how it can be done. While it is possible to root cuttings successfully, a more reliable method is to Bud a variety onto a rootstock. The next question being how do I obtain rootstocks?” . . . . . . . . . find out how in  November’s Newsletter located in the Member’s Area 

 

 

 

Breeder Colin Dickson gives us his insight on his 2018  Rose of the Year – Lovestruck

Report and pictures in  November’s Newsletter located in the Member’s Area

 

 

Steve James shows us how he makes  “A Bed of Roses”

I have taken a shine to miniflora roses, if only for the reason that in general, one does not have to bend down as far as with the miniatures.

A consideration as one gets older!  . . . . . . . . . . get the inside story in  November’s Newsletter located in the Member’s Area

Our next show, the Spring Show at the RHS Malvern Spring Festival is in

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