We had the pleasure of attending the All-Party Parliamentary Gardening and Horticulture Group Annual Reception in November last year at the House of Commons.
It was a truly inspiring evening and we had the opportunity to speak to many key people in the horticultural world.
We had the great fortune to talk to Sue Biggs, Director General of the RHS and to tell her all about the Waste Not Want Not project.
Earlier this month, the RHS got in touch to let us know they had over a hundred roses at Wisley that were being moved due to replanting and wondered whether we would like to have them?
Yes please. We would love to have them!
We went to Wisley the very next day and were greeted by a terrific team of gardeners who loaded the trailer with the Wisley roses – all 112 of them .
Back at the Waste Not Want Not Roebuck site we had our own terrific gardeners ready and waiting with compost, labels and enormous containers and by the end of the day all 112 roses had been potted up.
Among the 20 varieties of roses that came to site are – Heimatmelodie, Newsflash, Little Rambler, Florentina, Happy Retirement, Duchess of Cornwall, Jubilee Celebration, Flower Carpet Scarlet, Benjamin Britten, and an enormous Brilliant Korsar to name but a few.
We are utterly thrilled to be the recipient of these fabulous, upcycled roses.
Do come down to see them. It promises to be a blooming June with plenty of colour and sweet, sweet scent on site.
We are extremely grateful to Sue Biggs and the RHS for their generous donation of the roses. We are also extremely grateful to our wonderful volunteers for all their hard work getting the roses potted up on site.
A great day indeed.