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St Bridget Nurseries Blog

Thu 4 Jun 2020

Heavenly Hydrangeas

We’re having a late spring/early summer show of heavenly hydrangeas at our Clyst St Mary Garden Centre. At St Bridget’s we grow six different species of hydrangea! The most showy of these are Mop-heads (Hydrangea macrophylla). Hydrangea plants are versatile shrubs for any garden, they can put up with soils many other plants can’t tolerate […]

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Mon 24 Feb 2020

Primrose Festival 2020 Results

Primrose Festival 2020 During February Half Term we held our third Primrose Festival. Despite the rather grim weather, the week celebrated the glorious colour from the primula family of plants. We had over 12 different varieties of primrose and polyanthus on display and asked visitors to vote for their favourite variety. The results Every variety […]

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Thu 14 Nov 2019

Christmas Trees 2019

How to choose a Real Christmas Tree There is nothing like the aroma of real Christmas trees to give that magical Christmas feeling we love. Preparation – measure up Before choosing your real Christmas tree, measure the space in your home (remembering that the tree stand could add height). Visit our Exeter garden centres Once […]

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Mon 21 Oct 2019

Hardy Cyclamen

Our home grown cyclamen are always our best selling plant in autumn and winter but what makes these tiny plants so popular? What are Hardy Cyclamen? Cyclamen are a tuberous plant and as such are perfect for naturalising under trees or banks in a shady border. What this means is over time (years) the plant […]

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Sun 13 Oct 2019

How to plant a tree

Preparation When preparing your ground to plant a tree you need to make a hole about 1 metre (3-4ft) in diameter. If planting in the middle of a lawn, skim the turf and dispose and then take out the top foot (30cm) of soil and set to one side. Fork your sub soil to a […]

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Fri 27 Sep 2019

Hyacinths for Christmas

How to grow Hyacinths for Christmas Today (27th September) is just 88 days from Christmas. One of our favourite Christmas Gifts to grow are Hyacinths. Hyacinths have beautiful tiny star shaped blooms that amass to create a bold floral display with the added bonus of a sweet fragrance. To get them to flower by Christmas […]

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Mon 23 Sep 2019

Celebrating Family Business Day

Family Firms make Britain Great! As a family firm here in the UK we are delighted to be taking part in National Family Business Day 2019. Family firms across the UK come in all sizes and sectors and many have been around for hundreds of years, successfully passing from generation to generation.  This longevity is […]

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Mon 2 Sep 2019

Why so popular?

Our home grown cyclamen are always our best selling plant in autumn and winter but what makes these tiny plants so popular? Cyclamen are a tuberous plant and as such are perfect for naturalising under trees or banks in a shady border. What this means is over time (years) the plant will duplicate underground, producing […]

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Thu 22 Aug 2019

Spring flowering bulbs

Now’s the time to plant spring flowering bulbs The majority of spring bulbs benefit from being planted early from September onwards. Even though tulips should not be planted until November it is best to buy them now so you guarantee getting the varieties you like. Planting tulips later in the autumn helps reduce the risk of […]

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Sat 17 Aug 2019

Get out in your garden, maintain what you have and enjoy the great outdoors

It is August, children are still on school holidays and so this month we focus on getting out in your garden, maintaining what you have and most importantly enjoying the great outdoors.     HERE IS A BRIEF OUTLINE OF SOME OF THE ACTIVITIES YOU MAY WANT TO DO IN YOUR GARDEN THIS AUGUST:   […]

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