… that was the headline of an article by Andi Clevely on bud grafting roses that was published this week in Garden News, a major weekly British gardening magazine. We had received an email request last week from an editor asking permission to use some of our bud grafting photographs with a promise of photo credit. The editor, looking for grafting photos, discovered the recent bud grafting post on our blog which included photos that I took of the step-by-step process of bud grafting roses. (See previous post for photos.) The photos were just what she was looking for!
We received a pdf copy of the article a few days ago and were delighted to see my photos (and photo credit) which showed Mike’s hands demonstrating budding technique. Imagine all this seen by 97,000 English gardeners! We are pleased to know that a major publication in the UK published an article on an aspect of rose horticulture that we enjoy.
Our last post on bud grafting received a lot of hits – many of them from the UK, China and India – which confirmed our theory that there is wide-spread interest in bud grafting.
By the way, this year’s seminar, held last Saturday, was attended by enthusiastic gardeners who showed natural skill in grafting. After Mike provided a short lecture and demonstration, he had his “students” harvesting bud eyes and making T-cuts on practice canes. Then they went “live” and budded up several roses on root stock that we provided. When the seminar was over, everyone took home their own grafted plants to add to their gardens next season.