As Autumn progresses, it’s time to think about readying our roses for winter . . .

In conjunction with our sponsors DARLAC we will be trying to unwrap the mystery of pruning. There has, over the years, been a lot of old nonesense spoken about pruning roses. For now, it’s mainly about reducing the size of your rose bushes to prevent damage by the wintery winds. In March the real work begins.



In this video Adam Frost pretty much follows the advice that we give . . . . . prune using the 3D COW

First remove the DEAD, the DAMAGED and the DISEASED – the three Ds

Then cut off the CROSSED, the OLD and the WEEDY – the COW

Well done Adam . Isn’t it about time you joined the Society as you said you would at Chorley Flower Show?


How to Prune Roses – Adam Frost – (click here)

Adam drops in for some rose-chat with Ray at the Chorley show








In Spring we’ll ‘heading back’ (pun intended) to the allotment with Champion Grower Neil Duncan and to John Anthony’s garden to get a few tips to help you through the pruning  process.

Go to the member’s area to find info and tips to get your roses ready for the summer.