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Rose Society in full bloom to share tips for coming season

FEW chores hold more fear for gardeners than rose pruning as many worry they will get it wrong or damage the bush.

According to Lyndall Turner, the Secretary of Southern Sydney Rose Society, such fears are often groundless.
“Rose bushes are very forgiving and almost impossible to kill,” she said.
“Anyone wanting information on rose pruning, should come along to our free Rose Pruning Workshop at Woronora Memorial Park this Saturday, July 18, at 1pm.
“We will have a team of experienced people on hand to answer your questions and demonstrate what you should and shouldn’t do.”
Ms Turner would like to see more people from the Canterbury Bankstown area join the Rose Society.
“We meet at the Loftus Community Centre on the third Saturday of each month where members share information about rose growing,” she said.
“You do not have to be an expert but you quickly learn a lot about rose growing and other horticultural techniques.”
Members come from all over the Southern Sydney area and as well as learning about roses, you can obtain fertiliser and garden products at greatly reduced prices.
Anyone wanting more information about the Rose Society or the free pruning demonstration, should contact Ms Turner on 0414 490 167.