February 3, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
An all day course on the theory and practical aspects of pruning roses.
The day starts with the theory of pruning all the diﬀerent groups of roses followed by a practical demonstration by Head Gardener Steve Parnham. After lunch you’ll be able to prune examples of English shrub roses followed by advice on planting and general maintenance.
Please bring secateurs and gloves, and wear stout footwear.
10.30am -10.45am – Arrival and coﬀee/tea.
10.45am – 11.30am – The theory of pruning all the diﬀerent groups of roses from the once-ﬂowering Old Roses to the repeat ﬂowering shrubs, Hybrid Teas and Floribundas as well as the climbers and ramblers.
11.30am – 12.30pm – Practical demonstration by Head Gardener Steve Parnham in the extensive show gardens concentrating on shrub, climbing and rambling roses.
12.30pm – 1.30pm – Lunch.
1.30pm – 2.30pm – Practical Pruning. You will be able to prune examples of the English shrub roses yourselves and receive feedback.
2.30pm – 3.00pm – Planting and general maintenance of roses.
3.00pm – 3.30pm – Coﬀee/tea and ﬁnal thoughts and questions. The times are fairly ﬂexible during the day, it depends on how many questions you ask – hopefully lots!.
To book, please visit https://www.pgg.org.uk/event/pruning-david-austin-roses/
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