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Stop and Smell the Roses

Stop and Smell the Roses

It’s excellent advice, but there’s one small catch: if you want to enjoy this delightful activity in the comfort and privacy of your own garden, you must first figure out how to grow said roses.

That’s where David Elliott can help. He and Crenagh Elliott have been growing gorgeous roses near Victoria for the past thirty years – and growing them in an environmentally-friendly way, without the use of artificial fertilizers or pesticides.

David’s sharing his rosy knowledge at this year’s Seedy Saturday, speaking on “Roses to Grow – A Thorny Subject?” at 10:15 am, February 18th, in the Victoria Conference Centre.

As well as teaching us how to keep our roses happy and flourishing, David’s promised to suggest roses that do particularly well locally, ways of incorporating roses into mixed plantings, and what rose foliage and hips, as well as blossoms, can contribute to a garden.

So stop and smell the roses. But first, stop and listen to David. That’s excellent advice too.

Photo above: Rosa gallica ‘Versicolor’, also known as Rosa mundi
Credit: ©D.Gascoyne, 2010

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