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St Bridget Nurseries Blog

Fri 19 Jul 2019

National Garden Gift Voucher Photography Competition

National Garden Gift Voucher Photography Competition   Running from 19 June until 13 October 2019, the HTA is holding a public photography competition as a fun way to keep gardens and gardening in people’s minds over summer and autumn.   The competition requires six garden themed photos to use on the National Garden Gift Voucher […]

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Fri 19 Jul 2019

July - In the kitchen garden

On the Vegetable patch Reduce water loss: do this by mulching and hoeing. Sow the final seeds: turnips, beetroot, carrots, spring carrots and radishes can all still be sown. Plant out: broccoli, cabbages and leeks can all be planted into firm soil now. Tomatoes: pinch out side shoots and feed with Tomorite once a week. […]

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Fri 12 Jul 2019

Gardening jobs for July

Lawn care Fertilize: feed your lawn a fertilizer to promote healthy growth. Weed: weeds grow fast in the hot weather so weed or apply a weed killer. In hot weather, try to keep the lawn watered when possible and reduce stress on the grass by mowing with a higher blade. Flower garden Cut back growth […]

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Mon 8 Jul 2019

New range of Tropical and Pond Fish July 2019

Exciting news, we have a whole new range of Tropical and Pond Fish at our Clyst St Mary Aquatics Centre, available from 5th July 2019. AQUARIUM FISH Pearl Gourami Odessa Barb Albino Cory Leopardus Cory L008 Peckoltia Firemouth Cichlid Tiger Oscar Euro Ram Pinoy Blue Angelfish Golden Severum Red Tailed Black Shark Clown Loach Neon […]

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Mon 1 Jul 2019

Summer Plant Propagation

Some customers have been asking if there are any plants they can propagate at this time of year… Well now’s the perfect time to take semi-ripe cuttings from a wide range of shrubs such as Hebes, Rosemary, Lavender, Weigela, Ceanothus and Hydrangeas. You will need to remove 4-5 inch long cuttings from this year’s growth […]

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Tue 4 Jun 2019

Green ‘pea soup’ water in ponds

Lots of customers are having problems with their ponds because the water is turning green. Green ‘pea soup’ water in your pond is awful but alas, it can be treated. Caused by algae growth more often than not, this problem is usually due to a lack of aquatic plants – or the wrong balance of […]

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Mon 20 May 2019

Getting the best from your garden in May

Getting the best from your garden in May Thinking of doing some gardening this bank holiday weekend? Here’s a handy reminder of what type of garden tasks should be completed at this time of year….   Trees shrubs and flowers Stay on top of weed growth by hoeing- ensure that the kitchen garden and ornamental […]

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Mon 13 May 2019

St Bridget Garden Centres at the Devon County Show 2019

St Bridget garden centres will be attending Devon County Show (www.devoncountyshow.co.uk) again this year, in the Craft & Garden Marquee on Avenue R and we’re expanding this year! Not only will be have our trade show exhibit of amazing home grown plants but our 1925 Kitchen Café team will be providing the catering in the […]

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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 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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