Botanic Gardens rose pruning
Published on 21 July 2021
The Parks and Gardens team has this week been busy pruning roses in the Botanic Gardens.
Roses are pruned mid-winter in preparation for them to sprout as spring approaches. The team removes between one third to two thirds of the previous season’s growth, depending on the type of rose bush and its health.
The roses should bloom about eight weeks (late September) after winter pruning, however this may vary slightly depending upon how cold the season is.
Pictured left to right are Sam Kamstra, apprentice, Craig Gawith, botanics leading hand and Ty Stripp, botanics and parks and gardens labourer.
Sam began his apprenticeship with HRCC last week.