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St Bridget Nurseries Blog

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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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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Mon 8 May 2017

Growing lettuces

Not only are lettuces delicious in salads but their diverse shapes and colours make them an interesting addition to the garden. Increasingly, there is also a trend to grow lettuces in troughs or even hanging baskets. To get the best results, lettuces will prefer a fertile soil, ideally one that was improved with well-rotted organic matter […]

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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 13 Jan 2016

Winter Pruning

If you own an apple and/or pear tree, January is the best time to do the main formative pruning for both types of fruit, but only if there’s a really good reason to do so. Pruning just for the sake of it can cause problems later on as the trees can react by producing lots of […]

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Mon 11 Jan 2016

Seed potatoes

Seed potatoes are now available to buy from our garden centres. Some of our customers have asked about the best way of getting their potatoes off to a flying start and how to achieve bumper crops so here is our short guide to getting the best results from your seed potatoes. January is too early […]

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