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St Bridget Nurseries Blog

Thu 2 Aug 2018

August Garden Jobs

August Garden Jobs The Flower Garden – Keep everything well watered especially Camellias and Rhododendrons to promote development of buds for next year. – Stake any flowers that are overly tall or heavier at the top to keep them safe from wind damage. – Dead head lilies, perennials and bedding plants to help with longer a flowering […]

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Wed 18 Jul 2018

Rose Festival Video 2018

The Rose Festival Our Rose Festival 2018 ran from 15th to the 25th of June. We had a large number of people visiting our garden centres to enjoy over 170 varieties of our own grown roses.  The process used to propagate our roses takes over 18 months; seeing everyone celebrate the roses makes it worth […]

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Thu 5 Jul 2018

Plants of the month!

Plants of the month- Pansies and Buddlejas This July for us, the plants of the month are Pansies and Buddlejas. What are they   Pansies are bedding plants that are normally grown as biennials. They are renowned for the huge range of vibrant colours that they are available in. Pansies help bridge the gap between […]

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Fri 1 Jun 2018

Roses - flowers of the month | A Care Guide

Rose care in June The flower of the month Roses take centre stage in June; they are even the birth month flower. We have an enormous selection of beautifully flowering roses in our garden centres, and will be celebrating roses with our rose festival later this month from 15th to 25th of June.  We grow over […]

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Fri 2 Mar 2018

Primrose Festival Results!

Primrose Festival 2018 During February half term we held a Primrose Festival in our garden centres, showcasing a wide selection of the wonderful members of the primula family. We asked all our customers to vote for their favourite primula variety. The winner is… We have now counted and verified all votes. There was a clear […]

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Thu 27 Jul 2017

Saving rare roses

One of our delightful (and famous) customers, Orlando Murrin, has recently written an article for The Daily Telegraph about the rose that nearly vanished. This was also covered in our local Express and Echo and details how St Bridget Nurseries is saving rare roses namely Mrs Miniver and Judy Garland. Below are some of Orlando’s […]

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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 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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Tue 23 Feb 2016

Building a Rockery

A rockery is a great way to interest and colour in any garden, one can also look fantastic when constructed near a garden pool or around a waterfall. Here is our guide to building a rockery. Start by making sure your ground is weed free, measure the area you wish to turn into a rockery […]

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Mon 8 Feb 2016

Early Spring Colour with Camellias

Get some Early Spring Colour with Camellias, highly valued for their stunning floral displays and fresh, glossy, evergreen foliage. Gary and David propagate all our Camellias by hand from cuttings each year and it takes about 3-5 years to get to the wonderful bushy forms you can find in our garden centre. With 31 varieties […]

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