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St Bridget Nurseries Blog

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 22 Feb 2019

Gardening this February - time to think about about the ‘To Do List’

Our Clyst St Mary garden centre manager, Jane, gives her top tips for gardening this February. Time to think about the ‘To Do List’ Preparation, preparation, preparation… they key to success. We are beginning to see genuine glimpse of Spring, while inevitably feeling the occasional chill and remnants of winter – there are still some […]

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Fri 24 Aug 2018

Solar Lighting

Solar Lighting Solar lights are the perfect accessory in any garden. In the summer they allow you to extend your enjoyment of the garden into the evening, allow you to entertain for longer and also illuminate your favourite parts of the garden. In winter they make the daunting and dark outside look lovely from the […]

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Mon 20 Aug 2018

Coastal Gardening - our tips

With all the benefits that come with living on the coast, there is also the curse of strong winds and salt spray which could hamper your efforts in the garden. However, coastal gardening is not impossible. By understanding the challenges that you are facing and working around these a beautiful garden can be created to […]

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Thu 16 Aug 2018

Spring Flowering Bulbs

Spring Flowering Bulbs Our spring flowering bulbs will be arriving into the Garden centres just in time for the Bank Holiday Weekend (25th August).  Buying your spring bulbs early ensures that you will get the best selection! Plant your bulbs soon for the best growth possible come March and April and a stunning display of […]

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Thu 16 Aug 2018

City Gardening

City Gardening Balcony and Rooftop gardens Being in a city isn’t the be all and end all for gardening! Similarly if you can’t get an allotment or even don’t think that you could manage such a big task there are still gardening opportunities! Here are a few clever tips and tricks for making the most […]

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Mon 13 Aug 2018

National Allotment Week 2018

National Allotment Week 2018 For those people who love gardening and don’t have one on their doorstep, allotments are the perfect solution. This week (13th-19th August) marks National Allotment week. It is a great time to celebrate the benefits of growing your own produce, not only on the environment but also on our diet, mental […]

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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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