Volunteers session – Sunday 20th August

Posted by Calum Tomeny. Date: September 10, 2023.

Volunteers session Sunday 20th August

We were lucky with the weather, it was a lovely sunny afternoon. The beds are looking a little less weedy and the roses have been tidied up and given some TLC. They have bloomed well this year, but heavy rain this summer has taken its toll.

A few new faces at the session, some ‘old’ ones, not seen for a while in the Rose Garden and plenty of good conversation.

Thanks to everyone who attended.

Photographs of 2 of our roses.

The rose with the open pink and white flower is Ballerina. As you can see it produces large sprays of delicate flowers. It is bee-friendly.

Bonica is a rose that Friends have introduced to the garden, largely because it was described in the catalogues as vigorous, long-flowering and ‘superbly healthy’. The colour – pink, with a hint of lilac – and flower are really rather lovely.

We’re still trying to figure out the names of many of the shrub roses in the 2 large beds, mainly because few match up with the original planting plan!

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