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St Bridget Nurseries Blog

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 19 Jul 2019

New range of cold water, 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 19th July 2019.   AQUARIUM FISH Coldwater  Blackmoors Calico Telecope Moors Calico Ranchu   Tropical Cobalt Dwarf Gourami Red Honey Gourami Male King Betta Male Plakat Betta Male Super Delta Metallic Betta Denisonii […]

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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 8 Jul 2019

Drought tolerant plants

With the recent beautiful sustained sunshine we’ve been having; lots of our customers are asking about drought tolerant plants. There are numerous plants that can tolerate dry conditions and make excellent colourful garden features. These plants have developed ways of coping with drought conditions – including fleshy, hairy or waxy leaves, silvery or grey leaves […]

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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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Mon 1 Jul 2019

How to care for your garden beds & borders this July

We’ve been asked what maintenance beds and borders need at this time of year, here is our handy how to care guide. Many plants that have produced their first flush of summer flowers, especially bedding plants and roses, will produce even more flowers if you regularly remove the faded flowers and seed heads/pods. Many herbaceous […]

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Mon 17 Jun 2019

Prune early flowering deciduous shrubs now

For plants that flower in spring or early summer AND lose their leaves in winter (deciduous plants), now is the time to prune unless you only planted them this year. Pruning immediately after flowering allows the maximum time for development of young growth to provide next year’s flowers before the end of this summer.   […]

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Wed 12 Jun 2019

St Bridget Nurseries wins National Homes & Gardens Family Business of the Year!

On Thursday 6thJune London’s Mayfair Hotel hosted the annual Family Business of the Year awards and you’ll never guess who won?!   That’s right, we did…. and to top it off, we were also joint runners-up in the South and South West Regional Category. Amazing!  During the course of the evening, celebrations took place in honour […]

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Wed 5 Jun 2019

National Gardening Exercise Day

We discovered that in America there is a National Gardening Exercise Day! We love anything with the word Gardening in it and we know that ‘Gardening is Good For’ You so we are spreading the word. Depending on how much ‘oomph’ you give it, gardening can give you a really good work out, building muscles, […]

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