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Learn how and when to prune and look after your roses
The Kalamunda Farmers Market is on every Sunday morning from 8.00 am to 12 noon at the Central Mall, Kalamunda. On Sunday 1st July, there will also be a fabulous workshop that you can attend.
The "Bloomin' Good Workshop" will be presented by the Kalamunda Chamber of Commerce. At this market, there will be hosting rose guru, Bob Melville, from Melville Rose n Garden Nursery.
Roses say LOVE!
Roses are romantic! Roses are timeless! Roses come in all sizes, colour and scents!
For anyone who loves their roses or wants to learn more about them, this is the market for you. Roses need pruning once a year, generally around June/July. However, do you know how to prune a rose, or rather "where" to prune your roses? Do you know which pests attack roses, and what to do if you do have pests on those lovely plants?
Bob will be running a workshop on Rose Pruning and Care. The demonstration will run from 10.00 am. Everyone who attends this workshop will have a chance to win one of Bob's wonderful rose plants - there will be two available as prizes.
Bob Melville's name is synonymous with the rose industry and has been for many years. Bob has been in the rose Industry for over 50 years. Bob's love of roses began when he started working for his father in Carmel. He then started the Melville Nurseries in 1977, and this was run mainly as a wholesale rose nursery, as well as growing some perennials.
Bob was the managing director of Melville Nurseries and together with his sons, Robbie and James, they ran this successful business for years. Next came that delightful cafe, The Rose Heritage Cafe, which they built in 1997, and this quickly became a major part of the nursery. And now it is also a retail nursery where you can buy the most delightful, varied roses. Last year, they had many new roses and roses are something you never seem to tire of - leave them outside, or cut them and make a lovely display inside your home.
Bob is not just a "rose grower" however, as he is also an International Judge, and in this capacity, Bob has been representing Australia for many years at the invitation of many countries around the world. Bob is also a member of the Horticultural Media Association of Australia and has been a board member for the Nursery and Garden Industry of WA.
I could not think of a better person to take a rose pruning and care workshop, and indeed, we are lucky to be able to participate in this at one of our better markets!
The Kalamunda Markets sell a good number of items and include drinks of many varieties, bread and grain products, cakes, pastries and biscuits, dairy produce, eggs, fish, fruit and vegetables, honey, flowers, gardening products, jams, preserves, pickles and relishes, knife sharpening, meat, massage therapy, health and well-being products and services, nuts, oils, pasta, pet food, prepared food, ready to eat food, soap, spices and blends, wine and more.