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St Bridget Nurseries Blog

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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Fri 18 May 2018

Strawberries in hanging baskets

Switching it up with your strawberries Strawberries make the perfect summer fruit and are one of the most versatile crops. Now you don’t even need a kitchen garden to grow them in! Hanging Baskets  This season how about growing your strawberries in a hanging basket? With the fruits growing over the edges, they look great […]

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Fri 18 May 2018

Getting the lawn ready for summer

Getting the lawn ready for summer- lawn care tips Lawn care in May Now we are firmly on the way to summer and safely (we hope) out of the frosts; May is the month to get the lawn ready for its summer glory. If the weather scuppered your lawn care last month, there is still […]

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Sun 13 Aug 2017

Local and fresh is best!

We love local radio and we really love our summer advert with Heart Radio. You can listen to Heart Radio on FM 97.0 & 103.0 or online . As growers of quality plants for over 90 years we know local and fresh is best. To listen to our latest Heart Radio advert, just click play. Listen to […]

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Sat 8 Jul 2017

July in the Kitchen Garden

It’s gearing up to be a busy time in the kitchen garden. Here our our top tips for July: Top Tips Plant specially prepared potato tubers for a Christmas crop. Imagine home grown puds on Christmas Day – yum yum. Plant in a sheltered spot. Treat woolly aphid on apples by scrubbing off their white […]

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Fri 7 Jul 2017

July in the flower garden

It’s July, time when the roads get busier with holiday makers and time to retreat to the sanctuary that is the garden. When it is warm, continue to hoe weeds, as they will shrivel and die on the surface. Likewise, if you see any larvae or adult pests pick them off, squash them or use […]

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Mon 26 Jun 2017

Waterwise gardening

It has been a very dry spring and summer has started off rather hot for many of us. We certainly have felt the extra watering demands on the nursery and in the garden centres. Getting into good waterwise habits at home is always a benefit not least in times of summer drought. Here are our top […]

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Wed 21 Jun 2017

Summer's here and so is our new radio advert

Well summer has arrived and unlike last year (wet and typically British) we’re sizzling in record breaking temperatures! We couldn’t have picked a better day to launch our new Heart Radio advert. Take a listen to find out what we have waiting for you in store this summer… Tune in to Heart Radio at 97.0 […]

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