St Bridget Nurseries Blog

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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Thu 5 Jul 2018

Plants of the month!

Plants of the month- Pansies and Buddlejas This July for us, the plants of the month are Pansies and Buddlejas. What are they   Pansies are bedding plants that are normally grown as biennials. They are renowned for the huge range of vibrant colours that they are available in. Pansies help bridge the gap between […]

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Thu 5 Jul 2018

Entertaining in the Garden

Entertaining outside – our guide Hosting in the Holidays You have inevitably spent the past few months labouring over your garden and making it look beautiful. As the weather continues to be fine into July, finally it is time to reap the benefits of your hard work. Summer is the perfect time to host dinners […]

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Wed 4 Jul 2018

Outdoor family fun & games!

Outdoor fun & games! We want to bring together families and the great outdoors this summer! Outdoor games are wonderful to play together as a family and will keep children captivated for hours. The games that we stock are high quality wooden games that will stay with your family for years into the future! They also […]

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Tue 26 Jun 2018

Be waterwise this Summer

Be waterwise this Summer It’s great to be waterwise and get into such habits at home, not least in times of summer drought. Here are our top waterwise gardening tips for this summer: Timing Good timing and good placement of water are extremely important in making a little, or less, go a long way. Be sure […]

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Mon 11 Jun 2018

Healthy Houseplants

Healthy Houseplants Houseplants are attractive and a great way to bring some interest to a possibly dull area. Yet they have also been proven to have numerous physical and mental benefits. Visual Attraction On a visual level, we are relaxed by seeing greenery which will in turn help with optimism and reducing stress. Caring for plants […]

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Wed 6 Jun 2018

Summer pond care; beating the algae

Pond Care Beating the Algae Pond keepers often face the hugely common problem of algae. Fortunately it’s a problem that can be overcome. This blog post will help with pond care by differentiating between the two predominant types of algae and discussing the best ways to get rid of them. Identifying the type of algae Most […]

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Mon 4 Jun 2018

Planting a medicinal herb garden

Planting your own medicinal herb garden Real benefits – myths aside! Without a doubt there are numerous ‘old wives tales’ about medicinal herb gardens- herbs, plants and their magical cures. However, several plants have truly been shown (through lab tests and controlled trials) to have numerous health benefits. Putting the myths and tall tales behind us, we […]

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Fri 1 Jun 2018

Roses - flowers of the month | A Care Guide

Rose care in June The flower of the month Roses take centre stage in June; they are even the birth month flower. We have an enormous selection of beautifully flowering roses in our garden centres, and will be celebrating roses with our rose festival later this month from 15th to 25th of June.  We grow over […]

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