28th June. Week 3 of Pruning.
All volunteers celebrated at morning tea the enormous contribution of longstanding member, Life Member, Glenis Mackie. Sadly Glenis is moving away to live closer to her family so will no longer be able to work in the garden. She will be sorely missed. Thank you Glenis.
Third Week of Pruning.
Teams of volunteers work systematically through the beds to prune for maximum flowers. Each bed has different needs so decisions have to be made by the team bed by bed. We always cut out dead, dying, diseased and small, useless low side growths. (diddly bits) After that is cleared out it's easy!!!!
Petal E is already finished and looking neat and so different to those roses still waiting!!!!!
To prepare for pruning, which commenced on 14th June, experienced pruners conducted demonstrations over two Wednesdays for newer volunteers. (31st May, 7th June)
The Public Pruning demonstrations will be held on Saturday 24th June from 10.00 till 1.00. Come along and brush up on your own skills in readiness for pruning your own roses.