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Grow Stunning Roses

Published: 20th June, 2018
growing roses

Roses are always a beautiful addition to any garden and with their classic, exquisite blooms and knock-out fragrance they can rightfully claim their position as Britain’s favourite flower. Yet many gardeners are intimidated of roses, believing they require specialist knowledge. They do need a little bit of care to grow successfully, but just a few easy…

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A guide to pruning roses

Published: 14th March, 2018
Geoff_Hamilton roses

Roses bear their flowers on shoots of the current season and these grow out from older stems. Pruning reduces the amount of old wood and therefore the number of new stems and young flowering shoots, BUT the flowers on a pruned bush will be larger, healthier and more of a beautiful attraction in your garden.…

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Powdery Mildew and how to deal with it in your garden

Published: 29th June, 2016
powdery mildew and how to treat it

Powdery mildew is the bain of gardeners in warm, humid climates. Powdery mildew can completely wipe out your vegetable plants and destroy flowers. You need to treat it the second you spot it. It is caused by a variety of closely related fungal species. There are many different species each one affecting different plants, but…

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How to care for roses

Published: 18th June, 2015
caring for roses

Roses are one of the most popular of our garden flowers. This popularity is not new but dates way back beyond the middle ages. With their incredible fragrance and their wide range of striking colours from early spring until autumn they can really make a statement in a garden. Despite being among the most adaptable…

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FREE Rose Pruning Demonstrations!

Published: 18th February, 2015
Rose pruning

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY!  Saturday 7th March, Sunday 8th March & Wednesday 11th March Times: 11.30am and 2.30pm Our rose expert Mark Goold will be showing you how to prune and care for all your roses. Henry Street Garden Centre will be holding Rose Pruning demonstrations on Saturday 7th, Sunday 8th and Wednesday 11th March at both…

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Getting rid of aphids on roses

Published: 14th July, 2014
Getting rid of Aphids

Of all the pests and diseases that affect roses, aphids seem to be the most common. They will be found underneath leaves but also clustered around buds and flowers. Aphids can damage buds so that they fail to develop and they suck the sap out of young shoots to the degree that the foliage becomes…

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Calling all rose lovers! Festival of Roses at Henry Street

Published: 14th July, 2014
Bush Rose

June is our Festival of Roses month here at Henry Street Garden Centre, an annual event held to celebrate the blooming of our beautiful roses. We have a fantastic selection just bursting into flower, many from the award winning David Austin collection. These beautiful blooms will enhance any garden with a continuous display from June to…

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How to prune roses and rose care

Published: 3rd March, 2014
Rose pruning

Pruning is an essential part of rose care, for without correct pruning, the plant’s flowering ability will diminish over time. Most rose pruning is done in the spring, late February/early March, when the leaf buds begin to swell on your rose plants, meaning the bumps on the canes get larger and reddish in colour. Many…

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David Austin award winning roses

Published: 19th March, 2012
David Austen roses

David Austin roses is the home for more than nine hundred different varieties of roses including award winning varieties. You may be thinking of a specific landscape design and you can certainly find much inspiration. A shrub rose may be a good choice for you since it can be trained to become the beautiful English climbing…

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