Growing Roses For Cut Flowers

This live realtime workshop is aimed at flower farmers.
My first year growing roses productively for florists in 2018 saw me cut over 200 stems for retail florist shops and wedding and event florists and I have increased my rose stock ever since and now grow over 190 roses on one site.
I’ve learned a few hard lessons on my way to being a fully sustainable flower farm and floristry business and my aim as North East and Yorkshire regional co-ordinator is to help promote the growing and supply of British flowers especially for small scale growers wishing to up their quality game and growing roses is one area which always causes a worry.
Roses are a big investment to any flower farm and choosing what to grow and where to grow them does cause sleepless nights. I now grow over 190 roses in one polytunnel, all undercover, on an irrigation system we designed and installed ourselves.
I grow a mix of named David Austin varieties along with run of the mill floribunda and tea rose varieties, all which are selected for scent and colour.
This 2 hour online real time workshop via zoom takes place from my rose polytunnel and will help equip you with the knowledge and thus  more confidence to make your decisions on variety selection and help you plant and care for your roses for years to come.
I will demonstrate pruning both  floribunda and hybrid tea varieties, how to plant a bare root rose bush. I will discuss my maintenance regime, watering, feeding, deadheading and pest control methods too. You will finish the workshop more confident to improve your rose offering to your clients and florists.
This workshop may overrun, the zoom invitation will be sent by direct email a couple of days before the date so add my email to your address book so you do not miss the email notification
If you are a Flowers From The Farm member please do get in touch with me direct by email before booking as there is a 10% member discount for this workshop, you will need to tell me which region you are in for verification and I will issue a discount code.
Cost for this is £50 per person, start time 12 noon to 2pm Sunday 7th March


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