St Bridget Nurseries Blog

Tue 9 Feb 2016

February Beds and Borders

We’ve been asked what could be done in garden beds and borders in February. Providing the soil isn’t so wet that it sticks to your boots and garden tools, February is a good time to look over your beds and borders to ensure plants are given the best start to the growing year and perform […]


Wed 20 Jan 2016

January lawn care

Providing your lawn is not currently flooded, there are a few ways you can help keep your lawn look nice this January with our January lawn care tips. Firstly you can redefine lawn edges using a half moon edger tool. This is easy to use, you simply place the half moon shaped blade where you […]


Tue 19 Jan 2016

Frost protection

There are lots of ways the cold can damage your garden. Here are our frost protection top tips: Stop pots from freezing by raising them on bricks or pot feet then you can wrap bubble wrapping insulation around them and keep them in a sheltered spot. If you have a pond that contains fish, place […]


Mon 18 Jan 2016

Save water

It feels like it’s rained for 40 days and 40 nights at least here in Devon and although today is Blue Monday (18th January 2016) and once again it is raining we’ve decided to look on a positive opportunity – save water! Long range forecasts are suggesting we might just have a hot summer and […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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. […]


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 […]


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 […]