Top roses a matter of timing THE ESSENTIALS
LEE Van Boheemen will contest the National Rose Society Championships at the 2016 Spring Rose Show this weekend but says it won’t be easy.
Mr Van Boheemen, of Hamersley, said people who pruned their roses early would have the best chance at the prize.
“I pruned 10½ weeks ago and my roses are still struggling,” he said.
“It’s all a matter of timing but unfortunately you can’t predict the weather.”
The Rose Society of WA will host the National Championships at Sorrento Surf Lifesaving Club.
There will be rose blooms exhibited in various judged classes, including floral art, a display by the Heritage Roses in Australia Inc (Perth Region) and blooms from the Swiss Rose Garden Nursery.
Visitors can purchase rose
Spring Rose Show October 8, 1-5pm, October 9, 9am-4pm Sorrento Surf Lifesaving Club, 189 West Coast Drive, Sorrento $5
bushes, gifts, rose related merchandise and homemade morning and afternoon tea.
Lee Van Boheemen when he won the 2016 Autumn Championship Major Award.