Lately I've been trying to take cuttings and grow from layered pieces of existing plants.
I travelled up to Motueka last week to visit my parents and while I was there we visited Tasman Bay Roses.
|What a display in their growing paddock|
|The sales area, this was the best kept bit|
They have rows and rows of roses as a "garden", which was unfortunately neglected. The roses needed a prune, deadhead and a weedeat. There didn't seem to be any order to the rows, with roses of different colours and types just lumped together. No labelling had been done either, or pricing, which was a great disappointment.
I could not resist though, and bought a "Jude the Obscure" and something else which I can't bring to mind right now.
We also visited the Memorial Rose Gardens in Motueka, which were looking lovely.