St Bridget Nurseries Blog

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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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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