St Bridget Nurseries Blog

Sun 25 Nov 2018

CARING FOR YOUR HOUSE PLANTS THIS WINTER

Fluctuating surges of temperature, dry air, short days and limited natural light are the four main problems affecting houseplants as the winter months draw near. To alleviate the strain on your beloved houseplants then remember to take extra care of them over the next few months to keep them happy.    WATER LESS This may […]

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Thu 16 Aug 2018

City Gardening

City Gardening Balcony and Rooftop gardens Being in a city isn’t the be all and end all for gardening! Similarly if you can’t get an allotment or even don’t think that you could manage such a big task there are still gardening opportunities! Here are a few clever tips and tricks for making the most […]

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Mon 13 Aug 2018

National Allotment Week 2018

National Allotment Week 2018 For those people who love gardening and don’t have one on their doorstep, allotments are the perfect solution. This week (13th-19th August) marks National Allotment week. It is a great time to celebrate the benefits of growing your own produce, not only on the environment but also on our diet, mental […]

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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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Fri 13 Jul 2018

July Jobs in the Kitchen Garden

July Jobs July is known to be a hot and dry month so a lot of watering in the vegetable garden is necessary. Aside from this, there are many other ‘July jobs’ to be done to ensure a fruit and vegetable yield as high as possible! Here are the jobs that need doing this July; […]

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Mon 4 Jun 2018

Planting a medicinal herb garden

Planting your own medicinal herb garden Real benefits – myths aside! Without a doubt there are numerous ‘old wives tales’ about medicinal herb gardens- herbs, plants and their magical cures. However, several plants have truly been shown (through lab tests and controlled trials) to have numerous health benefits. Putting the myths and tall tales behind us, we […]

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Thu 24 May 2018

Cut and come again salad

Cut-and-come-again salad leaves Recurring rocket! It is easy to assume that salad is not worth growing and guessing that it has an almost non-existent yield. However, with cut-and-come-again salad leaves you can have several harvests of the small salad leaves over a long period of time.  This is achieved by cutting the leaves before they […]

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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 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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