Everything coming up roses
Biggenden could become rose capital
MOTORISTS passing through Biggenden have been stopping and smelling and photographing the roses in its main street.
Last year following concerns from the community the roses were deteriorating, North Burnett Regional Council invited rose experts, Pam and Randall Barton of Kalbar along with gardening gurus Tom Wyatt and Jerry Coleby-Williams to come and give an opinion.
Gardening guru Tom Wyatt said the biggest problem with the roses was they needed “a prolific feeding program”.
So, the North Burnett Regional Council staff started work fertilising the plants and cut them back for a more prolific growth.
The end result being a mass of colour in the town’s main street thanks to the dedication of gardening staff and volunteers.
Randall and Pam Barton have congratulated all the workers and helpers for such a grand display for the community.
“This is a job well done,” they said.
The couple are also keen to know when the rose festival is going to be held.
After seeing photographs of this season’s flowers, Jerry Coleby-Williams who helped replant the first garden bed went on his blog praising the efforts of those involved and highlighting his visit to the town.
He also commented that he hoped a rose festival became a reality.
THEN: Noted gardener Jerry Coleby-Williams was there with Biggenden residents to plant up a garden with new roses. NOW: The roses are blooming and making a wonderful display to be admired by residents and the travelling public.