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Posted under: News Articles. Bents is an independent, family-owned garden centre that is over 80 years old. We pride ourselves on customer service, quality, and choice. My role is a varied one which I really enjoy as one day can be very different to the next. My job title is Plantarea Specialist which in real terms means I tend to be the go to person for all information on anything plant or garden related — this is equally valid for colleagues as it is for customers.
I am involved with providing and checking information for point of sale material, the website, social media, and labelling. I also provide a personal shopper service for Bents Be Inspired members where they can talk to me about their plot and I can suggest plants and des that would work for them.
Day to day at the garden centre, I help maintain stock on the Plantarea — watering, feeding the plants and replenishing stock, and re-configuring displays if needed. Most of my day is spent talking to and helping customers with their problems and the range of questions that come up is very unpredictable. I have appeared on television and radio in my capacity as a plant expert and given demonstrations on site too! I much prefer being outside to being in an office; I love the light, the fresh air and the sound of the birds.
This is an important feeling I think during and hopefully after the pandemic. They can be pruned back so they produce more and bigger flowers and also keep the shrub size under control. You can also prune now where you want to reinvigorate an old or woody plant or screen; things like Laurel and Photinia fall into this category.
Love in bents to check that the plant in question is able to come back from being cut back into old wood; most plants can with the notable exception being members of the conifer family. Do you have any top tips for potted plants for a balcony or patio garden? There are so many to potentially recommend here, it very much depends on the effect you want to create the size of the containers and your budget!
Favourites for me for would include Camellias; spring flowers and evergreen foliage and Acers; the Japanese maple which gives structure and lovely spring and autumn colours. Use an ericaceous compost and re-pot or change the compost Love in bents three or four years.
Small evergreen shrubs are particularly popular for pots as they are easy to accommodate. Examples would include Hebes; grown as much for their richly coloured leaves as their flowers, and Japanese Azaleas; covered in flowers in intense pink, reds and oranges and needing an ericaceous compost. Most shrubs and herbaceous perennials are low maintenance once they are established.
They are also lower maintenance in the ground than they are in a container because they produce bigger root systems and need less attention from you for watering, feeding, and re-potting. Alternatively, something that can be pruned repeatedly like Buxus Topiary is a good choice. Chapelwood is a collection of beautiful one, two and three bedroom homes, offering an enviable lifestyle in Wilmslow, one of the UKs most sought-after locations to live in. To find out more about the homes available contact the team by calling or e mail [ protected].
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