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St Bridget Nurseries Blog

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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Wed 27 Mar 2019

How To Plant Out Sweet Peas

How To Plant Out Sweet Peas Seedlings started in the late Autumn or in January under glass will be ready to plant outside now or in the coming couple of weeks. You’ll need to train tall varieties against canes, (just like runner beans) so buy a bundle of ten 2.4m (8 feet) bamboos and a […]

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Wed 27 Mar 2019

Growing Roses In Containers

Growing Roses In Containers  If you are a lover of roses and can’t wait to see them all in flower, why not get a head start now? Ground cover roses, patio roses and all of our miniatures are perfect for pots and containers. Ideally roses should be bought in threes to make a “huge wow” […]

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Mon 25 Mar 2019

April Focus on Pots & Containers

Pots & Containers, part 2 In our earlier blog we said we would give you more design ideas on getting the best from your pots & containers. Here are our first two planting suggestions. Today we are focusing on herbs. Each of the options will enjoy a sunny, sheltered spot…   Planter Idea 1  Culinary […]

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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 16 Aug 2018

Spring Flowering Bulbs

Spring Flowering Bulbs Our spring flowering bulbs will be arriving into the Garden centres just in time for the Bank Holiday Weekend (25th August).  Buying your spring bulbs early ensures that you will get the best selection! Plant your bulbs soon for the best growth possible come March and April and a stunning display of […]

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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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Mon 24 Apr 2017

Japanese Maples

Japanese maples are the perfect choice of tree for any small, compact or courtyard garden. Their character and appeal makes them ideal for creating a focal point in your garden, brightening a shaded corner, or elegantly overhanging a pool or water feature. Latin Name Many acers are commonly called Japanese maples, but their parents could […]

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Mon 17 Apr 2017

April in the garden

With so many plants coming back into life this month, it is a joyous month to be out in the garden. Here are our top tips for things to do in the garden this April. April in the kitchen garden Sow brassicas directly into the open ground in prepared seedbeds. Transplant to wider spacings in June. […]

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