Roses set to put on a bloomin’ good show

Wanneroo Times - - News -

BLOOMS will fill a hall at South Perth Com­mu­nity Cen­tre for the Rose So­ci­ety of WA’s an­nual spring show this week­end.

The Oc­to­ber 7-8 event will fea­ture flow­ers grown in gar­dens across Perth, in­clud­ing flo­ral art dis­plays and her­itage roses.

So­ci­ety vice-pres­i­dent Sandy Bev­er­ley, of Craigie, said re­cent rain had helped im­mensely, with many flow­ers in bud and some va­ri­eties open­ing sooner than oth­ers.

“The hall will be full,” she said.

Mrs Bev­er­ley has been grow­ing roses for about 30 years, in­spired by her fa­ther.

“My fa­ther loved gar­den­ing and roses,” she said.

“I love the plea­sure you get walk­ing out the back and be­ing able to pick a beau­ti­ful bunch of roses, and the achieve­ment of know­ing that you’ve grown it your­self.”

Spring show visi­tors can buy bushes, small plants, pots of colour, gifts, rose-re­lated mer­chan­dise, home­made morn­ing and af­ter­noon teas, and raf­fle tick­ets.

Pic­ture: Will Rus­sell

Sandy Bev­er­ley has been grow­ing roses for 30 years.

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