Thirty members and friends met at beautiful Bosky Dell on Saturday 30th March for a demonstration on propagating roses. Rae Gilbert, a born teacher with a vast rose knowledge and wide experience in growing roses gave a riveting demonstration and talk on how to grow own root roses in palm peat and vermiculite. She reminded us not to infringe on royalty laws and how to care for the newly propagated stems. Members had brought stems from their gardens and labels, made from yoghurt cartons. Some folk took the newly planted stems to care for at home and when established and mature, they will be used for KRS prizes and gifts.
Members brought a few roses from their gardens to discuss, the most interesting being distinguishing between ‘Cecile Brunner’ and ‘Bloomfield’s Abundance’. They also provided the raffle prizes and brought mugs and water for the tea while the committee brought delicious eats.
A very informative and happy morning was spent in beautiful surroundings for which we are most grateful to Rae Gilbert.
The next KRS meeting will be held on 18th May when a member of the committee is going to teach the members to do decoupage with rosy paper napkins.