The country has seen little or no rain for weeks and the roses continue to bloom!
The blooms are coming and going really fast in this hot weather but we are being treated to a festival of roses.
Speaking of festivals, our first summer show of the year was at Squires Garden Centre in Shepperton where our President Colin Squire OBE and his staff were magnificent hosts.
The exhibitors didn’t let us down either as they arrived with thousands of pristine blooms to put on a wonderful display. St Fagans in Cardiff was the next ‘Festival of Roses’ last weekend and we continue this week at R V Roger in Pickering with the Ryedale Rose Festival.
If you’re planning on visiting the Great Yorkshire Show next week, look out for our stand in the Flower Show and come and say hello.
The June newsletter The Rose Times in now available to download from the Member’s Area
“When I was fifteen, for my first job, I moved to Lew a small village just outside Witney to a horse breaking yard, as a part of the job, when we weren’t busy with horses, we looked after the gardens” . . . . . . . . . read the full story in The Rose Times located in the Member’s Area
Society Vice Chairman Gareth Davies tells about the floribundas that he loves and grows in his Brecon garden
“About six years ago I decided to re-organise some of the rose beds in my garden to accommodate some of the better ROTY and Gold Standard floribunda winners.” . . . . . . . . . find out which ones in February’s Newsletter located in the Member’s Area
Dr Elizabeth Perks tells us about her treasure trove of rose books
See the full story of A Rosarian’s Library in Febraury’s Newsletter located in the Member’s Area
Robert “Bob” Martin will be the next President of the American Rose Society in October 2018. Here he tells us why he beleives that rose shows are an invaluable facet of any society.
“The primary educational value of a rose show lies in the education of its participants. And, as an educational organization, the rose show is the most single important educational activity that a rose society can undertake” . . . . . . get the full story in February’s Newsletter located in the Member’s Area
Our next show, the Summer Rose Festival at Squires Garden Centre Shepperton is in
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