St Bridget Nurseries Blog

Mon 26 Jun 2017

Waterwise gardening

It has been a very dry spring and summer has started off rather hot for many of us. We certainly have felt the extra watering demands on the nursery and in the garden centres. Getting into good waterwise habits at home is always a benefit not least in times of summer drought. Here are our top […]

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Mon 26 Jun 2017

NEW products in our organic gardening range

Our organic gardening range continues to expand with more and more products becoming available. Three new products in our organic gardening range that we are particularly impressed with are Black Magic, Black Elixir and Super Strength Seaweed Extract. Black Magic Potting Soil BLACK MAGIC® Potting Soil is a new premium compost for young, urban consumers growing plants, […]

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Wed 21 Jun 2017

Summer's here and so is our new radio advert

Well summer has arrived and unlike last year (wet and typically British) we’re sizzling in record breaking temperatures! We couldn’t have picked a better day to launch our new Heart Radio advert. Take a listen to find out what we have waiting for you in store this summer… Tune in to Heart Radio at 97.0 […]

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Mon 12 Jun 2017

Harvesting Herbs

June is the perfect month for harvesting herbs. Choose a dry sunny morning (before thereat of the day releases the herb’s essential oils). Cut shoots and tie them into small bundles. Hang the bundles upside down in a warm place (like an airing cupboard). Alternatively you can microwave them. Place the sprigs in a single […]

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Mon 12 Jun 2017

Summer Pruning

The main aim of the game with Summer Pruning is to get new stems to bear flowers, control vigorous shoots, firm up this year’s wood and tame new shoots. One important top tip is not to prune in a drought, as plants will lack vigour and pruned stems could die back. Plants to deadhead after flowering […]

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Wed 7 Jun 2017

The Flower Garden in June

June is a wonderful time for enjoying the beauty of our gardens, with flowers blooming brightly but the mixture of rain and sunshine makes everything flourish at once and quite easily the garden can become a jungle. Here’s a few considerations for the flower garden in June: Thin direct sowings of hardy annuals (plants that […]

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Tue 6 Jun 2017

The Kitchen Garden in June

The Kitchen Garden in June can be a busy time. Here are some tasks you may want to be thinking about: Continue planting out or direct sowing French and Runner Beans. Check Gooseberries for sawfly larvae. These look like caterpillars and they will eat all your leaves. Hand-pick (and squash) the culprits or spray with a […]

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Mon 5 Jun 2017

Planting a herb container

Herbs are brilliant grown in a pot. Not only do they look attractive but they smell good and can be conveniently located near the back door for ease of access to the kitchen. Planting a herb container also restrains vigorous herbs like mint and sage, known to grow rapidly and spread in borders. Many herbs are perennials […]

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Fri 19 May 2017

Royal presentation!

We are thrilled to announce that our exhibit of plants at the Devon County Show has not only won a large gold medal but also the Midmay-White Perpetual Challenge Trophy for the best exhibit in the Flower and Garden Show. Trophy presented by Sophie, Countess of Wessex. To make this accolade even more special, our Devon […]

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Mon 8 May 2017

Growing lettuces

Not only are lettuces delicious in salads but their diverse shapes and colours make them an interesting addition to the garden. Increasingly, there is also a trend to grow lettuces in troughs or even hanging baskets. To get the best results, lettuces will prefer a fertile soil, ideally one that was improved with well-rotted organic matter […]

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