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St Bridget Nurseries Blog

Mon 2 Sep 2019

Why so popular?

Our home grown cyclamen are always our best selling plant in autumn and winter but what makes these tiny plants so popular? Cyclamen are a tuberous plant and as such are perfect for naturalising under trees or banks in a shady border. What this means is over time (years) the plant will duplicate underground, producing […]

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Sat 17 Aug 2019

Get out in your garden, maintain what you have and enjoy the great outdoors

It is August, children are still on school holidays and so this month we focus on getting out in your garden, maintaining what you have and most importantly enjoying the great outdoors.     HERE IS A BRIEF OUTLINE OF SOME OF THE ACTIVITIES YOU MAY WANT TO DO IN YOUR GARDEN THIS AUGUST:   […]

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Thu 15 Aug 2019

Get Creative with Ornamental Grasses this August

GET CREATIVE WITH ORNAMENTAL GRASSES THIS AUGUST From dainty Blue Fescue Grass to majestic Miscanthus, ornamental grasses provide texture, character and form; unmatched by many other hardy perennials. In large borders grasses can be planted in bold groups or striking drifts, but many varieties perform well in large patio pots, positioned where their individual shape […]

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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 8 Feb 2019

Cornus Alba Sibirica

It may sound hard to believe but February can be fiery and stunning even in the smallest of gardens. Cornus Alba Sibirica, commonly known as Red Barked Dogwood is guaranteed to provide gardeners with that essential shot of magic.  Even on the coldest of winter days, its stems shoot like fire and if you add […]

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Wed 30 Jan 2019

Winter Trees

Trees are an integral part of our landscape.  Whilst most gardening articles focus on the beauty of trees in autumn, we feel they are often overlooked in winter. However, the wintry charms of trees in a garden should be recognised and celebrated. Deciduous Trees Deciduous trees are those that loose their leaves in autumn. In […]

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Mon 14 Jan 2019

SHORTLISTED for the Family Business of the Year Award 2019

We are pleased to announce that St Bridget Nurseries has been shortlisted for the Family Business of the Year Awards 2019.  These awards were introduced in 2012 to celebrate the family business sector and the contribution that family firms bring to the UK economy and the communities in which they operate. The awards are organised […]

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Sun 25 Nov 2018

CARING FOR YOUR HOUSE PLANTS THIS WINTER

Fluctuating surges of temperature, dry air, short days and limited natural light are the four main problems affecting houseplants as the winter months draw near. To alleviate the strain on your beloved houseplants then remember to take extra care of them over the next few months to keep them happy.    WATER LESS This may […]

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Wed 3 Oct 2018

Preparing your greenhouse for winter

WINTER GREENHOUSE PREPARATIONS As the most incredible summer now progresses into Autumn; we turn our efforts to the next stage in our garden activities – preparing plants for frost protection. If you have a greenhouse to over winter plants a little groundwork and preparation now will reap rewards later. To begin you will need to […]

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Fri 2 Mar 2018

Primrose Festival Results!

Primrose Festival 2018 During February half term we held a Primrose Festival in our garden centres, showcasing a wide selection of the wonderful members of the primula family. We asked all our customers to vote for their favourite primula variety. The winner is… We have now counted and verified all votes. There was a clear […]

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