St Bridget Nurseries Blog

Sun 20 May 2018

Pests and disease control

Getting ahead with pests and disease control There are more and more pests and disease around our gardens. Therefore it is important to not only take preventative measures but also actively identify and combat problems as soon as possible. Prevention is better than cure On a preventative level it is important to check plants before you buy> […]

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Sat 19 May 2018

Garden checklist

General garden checklist for May We know it’s hard to keep on top of everything, especially when there is so much to do. To kick start a prosperous growing season this summer, we have compiled a handy garden checklist, full of tasks to get you going. Why not print it off and try to complete these […]

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Fri 18 May 2018

Strawberries in hanging baskets

Switching it up with your strawberries Strawberries make the perfect summer fruit and are one of the most versatile crops. Now you don’t even need a kitchen garden to grow them in! Hanging Baskets  This season how about growing your strawberries in a hanging basket? With the fruits growing over the edges, they look great […]

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Fri 18 May 2018

Getting the lawn ready for summer

Getting the lawn ready for summer- lawn care tips Lawn care in May Now we are firmly on the way to summer and safely (we hope) out of the frosts; May is the month to get the lawn ready for its summer glory. If the weather scuppered your lawn care last month, there is still […]

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Thu 17 May 2018

Special Offers

Special Offers plants Our special offers on our plants range can be found across both of our stores, Old Rydon Lane and Sidmouth Road. Click here for contact information and how to find us. 6 pack of Geraniums for only £5 A pack of 6 of the hugely popular upright (zonal) geraniums which are perfect for adding […]

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Fri 11 May 2018

Potatoes- what on earth?

Potatoes – what on earth? We often hear the phrase ‘Earthing up’ whilst speaking about potatoes, especially around this time of the year. It is much simpler and more useful than it may sound! Earthing up Earthing up or ridging as it is sometimes known, is simply drawing up soil into a ridge above the […]

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Wed 9 May 2018

Time for tomatoes

Tomatoes – tips for your best harvest yet Tropical Tomatoes Originally from South America, tomatoes tend to prefer a warmer climate and suffer when the temperatures drop below 10°C. Consequently, take care not to plant your tomatoes outdoors too early. This will prevent a number of problems such as catfacing (malformation and scarring of the fruit), […]

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Fri 4 May 2018

Growing beans this May

Beans Were you on time with sowing your broad beans last autumn? If so then hopefully you may soon be seeing some flowers. Pinching out Once this is the case, remember the importance of pinching out the tops of the beans. This is essential to keep away the aphids. You can make this job a little more […]

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Fri 4 May 2018

New radio advert- your favourite garden tasks

Our new radio advert For our radio adverts this year, we want to know YOUR favourite and least favourite aspects of gardening. Asking around proved hugely entertaining and comforted us with the knowledge that here at St Bridget Nurseries we can often alleviate the pain of your most dreaded gardening tasks! Listen here Listen to […]

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Fri 4 May 2018

Pruning in May

Pruning in May May is the perfect time to prune any early-flowering shrubs that have now finished flowering, for example any Skimmia. Pruning annually is a great way to extend the lifetime of these shrubs and promote healthy flowering next year. By pruning shrubs as soon after they have flowered as possible, you allow the […]

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