THE YEAR 1981 was a good year for the roses if you believe the fabled lyrics of Elvis Costello.

But if you want to know how 2024 will fare, you might find the answers when Petersfield Gardeners Club meet next Thursday (March 14) in Herne Farm Leisure Centre.

Elizabeth Sawday of Apuldram Roses, based near Chichester, will talk “All about roses” at the 7.30pm gathering, entry £2 for visitors, no charge for members.