St Bridget Nurseries Blog

Mon 24 Apr 2017

Japanese Maples

Japanese maples are the perfect choice of tree for any small, compact or courtyard garden. Their character and appeal makes them ideal for creating a focal point in your garden, brightening a shaded corner, or elegantly overhanging a pool or water feature. Latin Name Many acers are commonly called Japanese maples, but their parents could […]

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Mon 17 Apr 2017

April in the garden

With so many plants coming back into life this month, it is a joyous month to be out in the garden. Here are our top tips for things to do in the garden this April. April in the kitchen garden Sow brassicas directly into the open ground in prepared seedbeds. Transplant to wider spacings in June. […]

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Mon 10 Apr 2017

Grow blueberries in pots

Blueberries are bursting with superfood properties. Blueberries are a good source of vitamin K. They also contain vitamin C, fibre, manganese and other antioxidants (notably anthocyanins). Valued for its high levels of antioxidants, some nutritionists believe that if you make only one change to your diet, it should be to add blueberries. Die-hards claim blueberries can help […]

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Fri 7 Apr 2017

Winning the battle against Perennial Weeds

Perennial weeds are those pesky hard to kill weeds that die down in winter and re-emerge now in spring. They can be difficult to control and include weeds like bindweed, ground elder, nettles, Japanese knotweed and couch grass. The best time to tackle these weeds is in spring and summer while they are actively growing. […]

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Fri 7 Apr 2017

Grow a superfood - beetroot

Beetroot (including its leaves) have been used to treat ailments for thousands of years. Beetroot is a good source of iron and folate (naturally occurring folic acid). It also contains nitrates, betaine, magnesium and other antioxidants (notably betacyanin). Recent health studies suggest beetroot can help lower blood pressure, boost exercise performance and prevent dementia. Seeing as it also tastes lovely […]

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Wed 5 Apr 2017

Feed your lawn

April is probably the first month of the year when you can really start giving your lawn some TLC again. It is the best month to apply weed and moss killer and the time to apply the first fertiliser of the year. When to feed If you really want a lawn worthy of Wembley or […]

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Tue 4 Apr 2017

Our Charity of the Year

We are pleased to announce that Devon Air Ambulance Trust is our chosen charity of the year 2017. About Devon Air Ambulance Devon’s two Air Ambulances are state-of-the-art Eurocopter EC135s.  They are both owned by the Charity, who need £5.5 million each year to keep them flying. The charity works closely with the South Western Ambulance Service […]

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Mon 3 Apr 2017

Plant Summer Flowering Bulbs

Now spring is here and the soil is starting to warm up, you can plant summer flowering bulbs like Alliums, agapanthus and canna lilies. What is even better is that we have just reduced the price on all our summer flowering bulbs by 30%! How to plant summer flowering bulbs When you buy flowering bulbs, […]

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Sun 2 Apr 2017

First and Second Earlies, Plant Your Potatoes Now

First and second early potatoes can be planted now we are in April. Then in another couple to three weeks time you can plant main crop varieties such as King Edward. How to plant potatoes Hopefully you have already chitted your potatoes (Started them shooting in a dry indoor location) if not put a seed […]

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Sat 25 Feb 2017

Check for Wind Damage

Wind damage? Time to check the garden Now that we’ve seen the back of Storm Doris, it’s a good time to get out into the garden and check for wind damage. Secure climbers if necessary and if any newly planted trees have moved then re-plant and stake them. Prune and support Look up into tree […]

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