Thursday, 1 March 2018

Entering Roses in the Coffs Harbour Show?

Mothers Love ready for judging
If you are wanting to exhibit at the Coffs Show - flower and plants are being judged 26 April 2018, some thought needs to be put into preparing for that date if you are going to exhibit roses.

Yes, it can be a bit tricky to have roses ready for the Coffs Show below you can see some very general guidelines on when to prune to have roses for a set date:

Miniature roses bloom in 35 to 40 days from pruning. 

Tea roses bloom in 45 to 50 days.

Hybrid tea roses require 45 to 55 days.

Floribunda roses require 50 to 55 days.

Hybrid Rugosas in 55 to 60 days.

English in 50 to 60 days.

If you want to have Iceberg roses ready to use either as a specimen or in a floral arrangement allow 40 days for a bud and a little more to have blooms 'out'.

Bottles are provided, however you can use your own vessel as long as it is of clear glass and best not to have anything too precious! Stabilize the bloom with either kitchen paper or oasis so it doesn't flop around in the bottle.




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