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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

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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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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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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