06 Nov ROYAL NATIONAL ROSE SOCIETY National Amateur Rose Growing Champion
My Awards for Roses this year are:
– Runner up at ALDERSHOT SHOW
– WOLVERHAMPTON SHOW winner
– Winner of HARROGATE SHOW
I am now, therefore NATIONAL
AMATEUR ROSE GROWER
CHAMPION for the 14th year in
Most “1st” in SHREWSBURY SHOW
1st in all classes of over 250 growers
of Roses in SOUTHPORT SHOW.
Best Bloom at YORKSHIRE SHOW
Won most points in Rose Section in
Gardeners Weekend at
I now confirm that after a successful season, a key ingredient has been volcanic rock dust. Wherever I have used it I have noted significant improvements. Here are two examples:
1. In my 14 years as National Champion, I have grown over 1,000 roses each year in same soil. I added 10 new bushes this year and the weather has been “average”. The only change has been volcanic rock dust. So in a soil which you could expect to be tiring the roses have been well up to spec – and the bushes themselves have shown a marked improvement.
2. My bed of Lace Pink Carnations has produced good plants for the last 4 years with the exception of last winter, when they all failed. At the start of 2009 I gave this bed a good feed with volcanic rock dust. Well, you want to see the plants now – they are fantastic! Once again, the only thing I have done differently is to add volcanic rock dust.
Yes, having devoted my life to producing quality Roses, and after my 2008 volcanic rock dust success with my Potatoes, Gladioli, Dahlias, I confirm that you have something important here – I hope you are going to make a future for it that it deserves!