The Blue Diamond Group of Garden Centres is donating £6,000 to the Rose Society at this year’s Malvern Autumn Show (28th and 29th September).

Blue Diamond, who own Fryer’s Roses, pledged the donation to the Society to enable the Society to do more to support the rose industry and to promote roses generally.

The rose industry has found the last few years difficult due predominantly to increases in growing and production costs and a shortage of experienced workforces. Family businesses are no longer being passed to the younger generations (younger generations wanting a different life to their parents) and as such rose breeders are becoming themselves a dying breed.

With Blue Diamond's donation it is hoped that the Rose Society can put the money to good use in continuing to promote and support roses.

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