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St Bridget Nurseries Blog

Sat 20 Apr 2019

A guide to taking successful cuttings

Cutting is the most popular propagation technique for a huge number of plants and is reliable and relatively simple once you have got the hang of it following our simple guide. Cuttings can be taken throughout the year of different types of plants, this month is the right time to be taking softwood cuttings from […]

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Sun 14 Apr 2019

A hanging basket how-to

A hanging basket how-to Hanging baskets are a fail-safe way to bring bursts of colour to an otherwise dull wall, or a perfect way to incorporate flowers and greenery when you are pushed for space. With the help of a greenhouse, April is the best time to start planting a hanging basket so that it […]

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Fri 12 Apr 2019

New range of Tropical Fish

Exciting news, we have a whole new range of Tropical Fish at our Clyst St Mary Aquatics Centre, available from 12th April 2019.   Aquarium Fish Moonlight Gourami Neon tetra Tiger Oscar Albino Rainbow Shark Odessa Barb Harlequin Rasbora Flag cichlid (Curviceps) Red Snakeskin Male Guppy Blue Neon Male Guppy Red Top Platy Coral Red […]

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Mon 8 Apr 2019

Gardening Jobs for April - Trees, shrubs and flowers

TREES SHURBS AND FLOWERS Prune bedding roses if you have not already done so; a tough pruning is good for them in the long run. Feed them generously after doing so. Prune hydrangeas by first dead-heading them and then cutting out any dead branches. Prune the remaining stems back to the first healthy pair of […]

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Thu 4 Apr 2019

New range of Tropical Fish

Exciting news, we have a whole new range of Tropical Fish at our Clyst St Mary Aquatics Centre, available from 4th April 2019.   Aquarium Fish Frontosa Dickfeld Julie Albino Bichir Asst Female Guppy Bolivian Ram Albino Cory Bristlenose catfish Gold Bristlenose catfish Cherry Barb Pearl Gourami Neon Tetra Ember Tetra Banded Kuhli Loach Rummynose […]

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Fri 29 Mar 2019

Using Roses Alongside Other Shrubs In Pots

Using Roses Alongside Other Shrubs in Pots Roses and small shrubs such as Skimmia Japonica and Euonymus Fortunei together form very attractive centre pieces in outdoor containers. Edge them with variegated ivies and ornamental cabbages or tumbling geraniums to fall or drift over the pot.

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Fri 29 Mar 2019

New range of Tropical Fish

Exciting news, we have a whole new range of Tropical Fish at our Clyst St Mary Aquatics Centre, available from 29th March 2019.   AQUARIUM FISH Bumble bee Platy Opaline Gourami Dwarf Gourami MALE Dwarf Gourami FEMALE Golden Barb Bolivian Ram Asst Angelfish Zebra Loach Red Spot Gold Severum Silver Marbled Molly Neon Tetra White […]

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Wed 27 Mar 2019

Spring Clean Your Garden Shed with Tools Shed!

Trade in your old garden hand tools at one of our St Bridget Garden Centres and help support local school and community gardeners.  If your garden shed is cluttered with old and broken tools, this April is the perfect opportunity to have a clear-out and help support gardening communities around Exeter. St Bridget Nurseries today, […]

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Wed 27 Mar 2019

How To Plant Out Sweet Peas

How To Plant Out Sweet Peas Seedlings started in the late Autumn or in January under glass will be ready to plant outside now or in the coming couple of weeks. You’ll need to train tall varieties against canes, (just like runner beans) so buy a bundle of ten 2.4m (8 feet) bamboos and a […]

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Wed 27 Mar 2019

Growing Roses In Containers

Growing Roses In Containers  If you are a lover of roses and can’t wait to see them all in flower, why not get a head start now? Ground cover roses, patio roses and all of our miniatures are perfect for pots and containers. Ideally roses should be bought in threes to make a “huge wow” […]

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