St Bridget Nurseries Blog

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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Mon 10 Apr 2017

Grow blueberries in pots

Blueberries are bursting with superfood properties. Blueberries are a good source of vitamin K. They also contain vitamin C, fibre, manganese and other antioxidants (notably anthocyanins). Valued for its high levels of antioxidants, some nutritionists believe that if you make only one change to your diet, it should be to add blueberries. Die-hards claim blueberries can help […]

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Fri 7 Apr 2017

Winning the battle against Perennial Weeds

Perennial weeds are those pesky hard to kill weeds that die down in winter and re-emerge now in spring. They can be difficult to control and include weeds like bindweed, ground elder, nettles, Japanese knotweed and couch grass. The best time to tackle these weeds is in spring and summer while they are actively growing. […]

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Wed 5 Apr 2017

Feed your lawn

April is probably the first month of the year when you can really start giving your lawn some TLC again. It is the best month to apply weed and moss killer and the time to apply the first fertiliser of the year. When to feed If you really want a lawn worthy of Wembley or […]

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Mon 3 Apr 2017

Plant Summer Flowering Bulbs

Now spring is here and the soil is starting to warm up, you can plant summer flowering bulbs like Alliums, agapanthus and canna lilies. What is even better is that we have just reduced the price on all our summer flowering bulbs by 30%! How to plant summer flowering bulbs When you buy flowering bulbs, […]

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Sun 2 Apr 2017

First and Second Earlies, Plant Your Potatoes Now

First and second early potatoes can be planted now we are in April. Then in another couple to three weeks time you can plant main crop varieties such as King Edward. How to plant potatoes Hopefully you have already chitted your potatoes (Started them shooting in a dry indoor location) if not put a seed […]

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Fri 20 Mar 2015

March - cut back colourful stems

Gorgeous Cornus and heathers – a winter match. Plants grown for their colourful stems – such as dogwoods, rubus and some bush willows – will produce more intense colours if the stems are cut back hard in March. If you want to add a selection of these colourful shrubs to your garden, take a look […]

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Thu 12 Mar 2015

March - care of roses

We’re always being asked how to make the most of roses and how to look after them. Many people think roses are tricky, but they’re not really and indeed many people don’t do anything with their roses but to get the best from your plants a little pruning is advisable.    The most popular types […]

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