Rose oc­ca­sion

Avon Valley Gazette - - NEWS -

FOR more than half a cen­tury Bob Melville has been cul­ti­vat­ing award- win­ning roses and now you have an op­por­tu­nity to learn how to grow the best blooms.

FOR more than half a cen­tury Bob Melville has been cul­ti­vat­ing award­win­ning roses and now the pub­lic has the op­por­tu­nity to learn from the mas­ter on how to grow the best blooms in the busi­ness.

The in­ter­na­tional rose judge was just 10 when he started work­ing for his fa­ther in Carmel, grow­ing roses and to­ma­toes, be­fore start­ing Melville Nurs­eries in 1977. He later be­came pres­i­dent of the Na­tional Rose So­ci­ety of Aus­tralia and the Rose So­ci­ety of WA.

His blooms have re­ceived the Aus­tralian Rose Award, the high­est and most pres­ti­gious award in the in­dus­try.

On Sun­day, July 1 the Kala­munda Farm­ers Mar­ket will host Mr Melville as he runs a rose prun­ing and care work­shop.

The demon­stra­tion will run from 10am.

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Bob Melville prun­ing The Dark Lady, a David Austin English rose, a mod­ern her­itage rose.

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