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Roses Information

Rose Information

The Bents Difference

Quality - We believe the quality of our plants is second to none. Grown slowly over longer periods of time results in bigger, stronger plants to provide immediate impact in the garden.

Guaranteed - We offer a 5 year no-hassle guarantee. If you are unhappy with your purchase for any reason you can return it to us for a replacement*.

Expertise - Our dedicated experts are always on hand to help with information about how to succeed with your new plant, or with any other garden related matter.

Home Grown - Over 60% of all the plants we sell, including this one, are grown right here at Bents’ very own on site nursery. Daily deliveries to our plant area ensure you always buy fresh, healthy plants at their peak.

Nurtured- All our plants are supplied with an additional slow releasing feed supplement to ensure a strong and healthy start in the garden.

*Available on all hardy-plants - Please retain your plant label and order confirmation as proof of purchase. Return of the plant will be required in most circumstances.


Nursery

Alfred and Margaret Bent started growing in 1937 and we've been hard at work ever since. With over 75 years experience we've never forgotten our roots as plant people and remain as dedicated as ever to providing the best quality plants in an exceptional environment.

It sometimes comes as a surprise to learn that the majority of plants sold at Bents are grown on our very own on-site nurseries. We have almost 4 acres of specialist growing facilities with a team of dedicated growers who are busy potting, feeding, pruning and preparing our plants on a daily basis.

And from nursery to plant area, the level of expertise is the same with our horticultural experts always on hand to offer help and advice with any planting query.

Our commitment is clear. We continually strive to grow and produce high quality, strong, healthy and attractive plants fresh from our nursery for you to enjoy in your garden.


Pest & Disease

Aphids

- Spray with a contact insecticide or rub off with your fingers as soon as seen.

- Contact insecticides are faster acting than systemic ones and help target just the pest you want to kill - however they must hit the insect you want to kill.

Black Spot

- Spray with a systemic fungicide as soon as seen.

- Mulch heavily under the plant in the Spring as this will reduce transfer of overwintered spores onto foliage & improve the soil / reduce the need for water.

- Clear fallen leaves in order to prevent the disease spreading.

- Sometimes lower leaves on roses will develop spots as they die off - this is often indicative that the plant is uner-fed.

Rust

- Spray with a systemic fungicide at first signs (orange pustules under the leaf).

Mildew

- Avoid water stress by mulching and irrigation to prevent.

- Spray with a systemic fungicide at the first signs (Grey / White powder on leaves) 

 

Pot Culture

- Use a big pot as roses have substantial root systems and a John Innes / multipurpose compost.

- Roses are greedy, so feed regularly right the way through the growing season.

- Remember, because you are watering a pot regularly you are washing the food through. Therefore you need to feed more often to compensate.

- Use Top Rose / Westland Rose Food or the cslow release rose food.

- Top up with Miracle Gro / Phostrogen

 

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Bents Garden & Home, Warrington Road, Glazebury, Nr Warrington, Cheshire, WA3 5NT    Tel: 01942266300    E-mail: howcanwehelp@bents.co.uk
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