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St Bridget Nurseries Blog

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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Thu 15 Aug 2019

Get Creative with Ornamental Grasses this August

GET CREATIVE WITH ORNAMENTAL GRASSES THIS AUGUST From dainty Blue Fescue Grass to majestic Miscanthus, ornamental grasses provide texture, character and form; unmatched by many other hardy perennials. In large borders grasses can be planted in bold groups or striking drifts, but many varieties perform well in large patio pots, positioned where their individual shape […]

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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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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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Wed 6 Mar 2019

March Focus on Pots & Containers - Entrances

Pots and Containers – ideas to bring your “space” to life It isn’t a myth; gardens are getting smaller and for many of us, they’re so small it’s hard to know what to do, where to start, what to use and indeed how to create our own little sanctuary. Sometimes it’s best to think about […]

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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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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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Sun 15 Feb 2015

Sow half hardy annual seeds

Some tender plants, such as pelargoniums and begonias, need a long growing season, so it’s good to start them off from seed early in the year like in February. Check the back of the seed packet and sow when recommended as others can be left as late as April or even May. Gardener’s tip: mix […]

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