Wednesday – Flowers from Bare Root / Rose Day

Wednesday 5th May #TweetersFlowerShow presents – Flowers from Bare Root / Rose Day

For the twitter gardening community, Wednesday is rose day as popularised by the weekly hashtag #RoseWednesday
We will be looking at plants grown from bare root today, the commonest being roses and small trees. We will also look at climbers such as honeysuckle and clematis.

Today’s Host and Judge

Your host for todays events will be keen gardener and rose enthusiast Jason Richards (@JrRushden). Jason will also be judging today’s competition.


Twitter gardeners will again join us to offer their wisdom:

ImageRose enthusiast Jason Richards (@jrrushden) will be providing two blog entries on rose care.
The first is about the creation of a home made spray that helps to protect roses from pests and diseases.
The second is a blog on mulching best practice plus a recipe to create the perfect rose mulch
ImageGarden designer and clematis enthusiast Jonathan Norman (@JonNormanDesign) will be providing a blog on clematis care and pruning

Finally we will be joined by @Tweedyteacup and her #RoseWednesday twitter team:

Post your pictures and get the chance to win a prize

Please post pictures of your bare root plants to the #TweetersFlowerShow hashtag and if it’s a rose don’t forget to add the #RoseWednesday hashtag too.

We will be awarding prizes for the best rose.

Today’s Prizes are

  • Bronze – A pack of seeds of your choice from seed specialists S├Ždian
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  • Silver – A gardening book – Short Cuts to Great Gardens – Plus a seed selection

This is an excellent book full of practical gardening tips
An invaluable resource

  • Gold – A pair of high quality Felco secateurs
    Either the Model 7 variety or the Model 10 variety for left-handers

All prizes will be accompanied by a #TweetersFlowerShow certificate:

Disclaimer: Prizes are only available to participants with UK residential addresses

However we will be awarding an International Certificate prize for any non UK residents who wish to participate – just add your countries flag to your tweet so we can spot you easily