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St Bridget Nurseries Blog

Tue 4 Jun 2019

Green ‘pea soup’ water in ponds

Lots of customers are having problems with their ponds because the water is turning green. Green ‘pea soup’ water in your pond is awful but alas, it can be treated. Caused by algae growth more often than not, this problem is usually due to a lack of aquatic plants – or the wrong balance of […]

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Mon 3 Jun 2019

Summer Bedding

June is the month to plant out your bedding and other half-hardy/tender plants while the risk of frost has hopefully now passed. Jargon Buster: Tender basically means they generally don’t tolerate cold weather and half hardy means they can tolerate it a bit more but a really cold snap could kill them There are lots […]

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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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Mon 13 May 2019

St Bridget Garden Centres at the Devon County Show 2019

St Bridget garden centres will be attending Devon County Show (www.devoncountyshow.co.uk) again this year, in the Craft & Garden Marquee on Avenue R and we’re expanding this year! Not only will be have our trade show exhibit of amazing home grown plants but our 1925 Kitchen Café team will be providing the catering in the […]

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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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Mon 6 Aug 2018

Sooty Mould

Sooty Mould; what it is and how to deal with it What is Sooty Mould? Sooty mould is a general umbrella term used for the growth of several kinds of funghi. Sooty mould can be found on any plant and even outdoor furniture or glass panes of greenhouses. It is identifiable by the following symptoms; […]

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Thu 2 Aug 2018

August Garden Jobs

August Garden Jobs The Flower Garden – Keep everything well watered especially Camellias and Rhododendrons to promote development of buds for next year. – Stake any flowers that are overly tall or heavier at the top to keep them safe from wind damage. – Dead head lilies, perennials and bedding plants to help with longer a flowering […]

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Wed 18 Jul 2018

Rose Festival Video 2018

The Rose Festival Our Rose Festival 2018 ran from 15th to the 25th of June. We had a large number of people visiting our garden centres to enjoy over 170 varieties of our own grown roses.  The process used to propagate our roses takes over 18 months; seeing everyone celebrate the roses makes it worth […]

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Sun 15 Jul 2018

A watering how-to for pot plants

Watering how-to for plants in containers Even if we do get some rainfall, pot plants will still need to be watered separately to ensure successful growth- follow our watering how-to for best results. Following our ‘waterwise tips’ from June is crucial, however rather than showing you how to  save water, this blog is about how […]

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Fri 13 Jul 2018

July Jobs in the Kitchen Garden

July Jobs July is known to be a hot and dry month so a lot of watering in the vegetable garden is necessary. Aside from this, there are many other ‘July jobs’ to be done to ensure a fruit and vegetable yield as high as possible! Here are the jobs that need doing this July; […]

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