Saturday is the start of The Sun Gardening 'National Rose Festival Week' and you may have a rose in your garden pretty enough to win £1,000. Garden centres across the land are focusing attention on the nations favourite flower and over 30 of them are staging a Prettiest Rose Competition
Cut a stem from your roses, place it in a non-returnable drinks bottle and take to a participating centre, where it will be judged and could receive a first, second, or third prize. Every winner will be photographed and sent in to sungardening.co.uk where later in the week we will judge the Prettiest Rose in Britain and award first prize of £1,000, Second prize of £500 and Third prize of £250.
All 21 Blue Diamond Garden Centres for example are taking part and they are offering £100 first prizes at each of their centres. A winner there could get £1,100 for one rose cut from your garden. If you cannot get to a competition garden centre then take a photograph and enter Haskins Garden Centres and Peter Beales Roses ‘Prettiest Rose’ Photographic Competitions.
The crowning glory to kick of National Rose Festival Week is Rose ‘Timeless Purple’, it was ‘The People’s Choice’ winner at the trade’s National Plant Show at Stoneleigh , Warwickshire this week, beating 100 new garden plants launched at this event. A very pretty and very fragrant rose in the ‘Home Florist Series’ to go on sale later this year.
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