St Bridget Nurseries Blog

Wed 13 Jan 2016

Winter Pruning

If you own an apple and/or pear tree, January is the best time to do the main formative pruning for both types of fruit, but only if there’s a really good reason to do so. Pruning just for the sake of it can cause problems later on as the trees can react by producing lots of […]

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Mon 11 Jan 2016

Seed potatoes

Seed potatoes are now available to buy from our garden centres. Some of our customers have asked about the best way of getting their potatoes off to a flying start and how to achieve bumper crops so here is our short guide to getting the best results from your seed potatoes. January is too early […]

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Sun 10 Jan 2016

Re-potting plants in containers

We’re always being asked about re-potting plants growing in containers. Most plants will grow perfectly well in a container, but the size of the container and the vigour or the plant will determine when and if it will need re-potting or eventually planting out in the garden. Once the pot and compost become full of […]

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Sat 9 Jan 2016

Weeding top tips

Weeding in your garden is never a fun job, you fundamentally have three choices: prevention, chemical aids (herbicides) or mechanical aids (hoeing) and like most things; prevention is better than cure! By killing the weeds when they’re seedlings, you’ll ensure they never reach flowering size, so can never set seed and spread themselves even further. […]

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Thu 7 Jan 2016

Post-Christmas Houseplant Doctor

We’ve had a lot of questions about looking after houseplants at this time of year, so here are our post-Christmas Houseplant Doctor suggestions… Firstly you need to make sure the plants are in the right position, receiving the right amount of light and within the correct temperature range. Nearly all houseplants come with care labels […]

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Wed 6 Jan 2016

Top Tips for adding colour this winter

Here are our top tips for adding extra colour to your garden this winter. Choose your planting sites carefully. Ensure new plants are positioned in full view from a window or prime position by patio doors so you can enjoy them every time you look outside on dull days. Add winter colour to your front garden […]

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Wed 6 Jan 2016

Creating a Winter Wonderland

Creating a Winter Wonderland is easy with our help. Add the wow factor to your winter garden with striking plants that look their best right now. Whether you like to fill your borders with hardy shrubs covered with fragrant flowers, clad a fence or archway with colour, or plant a small flowering tree to create […]

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Wed 2 Dec 2015

Wonderful New Rose Varieties

We have some Wonderful New Rose Varieties available now in our garden centres that were showcased for the first time at our July Nursery Rose Tours. As a member of the British Rose Growers Association, we are proud to say all our roses are grown by us, in Exeter, Devon, England! We propagate each rose by […]

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