This coming Saturday 7th August is when we generally meet to work in the Rose Garden. You can join us in volunteering at 10am when we gather to see which jobs we can concentrate on. At this time of year, we are mainly trying to keep all those flowers coming for as long as possible. This means deadheading, both of roses and herbaceous perennials.
If you prefer, you could go litter picking, or weeding of shrub and rose beds. We are a very friendly group, always pleased to welcome new volunteers. if you are unsure how to deadhead roses, there are plenty of us ready to give advice.
After such a long time isolated because of Covid and the pandemic, this is the first time we have really been able to advertise our activities. Gardening has been proven to have both physical and mental health benefits, especially when you can work as part of a volunteer group. Do as much or as little as you feel able. Every little bit counts!
We will be serving refreshments to anybody who comes to help. If you missed our plant sale, we still have some plants which you will have an opportunity to purchase. They are a real bargain and all proceeds go towards increasing the range of plants we grow and replacing roses.
The first Saturday in each month is our regular gathering, weather permitting. Even if it rains, you can still meet for a hot drink and a chat. We look forward to getting to know new volunteers from our local community.
|How to correctly deadhead a rose bush.|