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St Bridget Nurseries Blog

Mon 20 Mar 2023

MAGNOLIA MAGNIFICO!

It’s the Spring Equinox the first buds are breaking open on St Bridget’s collection of Magnolia. Pop in to our Plant-Area this March to see these show-stopper shrubs. Best for Scent At St Bridget we grow a good selection of Magnolia, from small and medium shrubs to larger shrubs and small trees. Our Magnolia produce […]

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Tue 14 Mar 2023

GARDENING FOR WILDLIFE

There’s so much we gardeners can do for wildlife. Large or small, lawn or courtyard, our gardens provide a patchwork of green spaces for wildlife. While your space might not provide the complete habitat some species need to breed, it may provide the food they need to find that new mate or place to build […]

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Mon 27 Feb 2023

WE LOVE CAMELLIA

St Bridget propagate and grow 30 varieties of Camellia and our 2023 collection is now on show at our Garden Centre. Camellia have glossy green leaves all year with big buds opening to a beautiful show of flowers from late winter into early spring. The stunning flowers can be single or double and range from […]

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Thu 23 Feb 2023

SEED POTATOES

Ever fancied eating your own home grown spuds and not sure how to do it? Wondered why you should are supposed to buy seed potatoes rather than plant your supermarket ones? Well let us shed some light for you… Why shouldn’t you plant supermarket potatoes? Your average potato from the supermarket will grow into a potato […]

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Mon 13 Feb 2023

SOW SOME SEEDS!

Whilst February is still too cold to sow many seeds directly into the soil outside, there are still plenty of seeds you can start to grow inside. The most ideal conditions would be in a propagator or greenhouse but a warm bright window sell works just as well. When you buy a packet of seed […]

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Mon 30 Jan 2023

THE WINTER FRAGRANCE COLLECTION FROM ST BRIDGET HITS PEAK PERFUME!

Did you know? Pollination goes on all year long! Flowering plants have evolved to produce scent to attract any pollinators that may be in the neighbourhood (bumble-bees, butterflies, moths, and bats). Winter flowering plants are in bloom when honey-bees are not active so must rely on other pollinators, such as bumble-bees, and other flying insects, […]

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Wed 18 Jan 2023

START THE YEAR WITH HAPPY HOUSEPLANTS

We get a lot of questions about looking after houseplants at this time of year. Many people feel the need to fill the gap left by taking their Christmas tree down with other indoor greenery. Houseplants are a brilliant way of adding a calming presence to any room – plus they have lots of health […]

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Fri 2 Dec 2022

NATIONAL TREE WEEK

We are nearly at the end of the Tree Council’s National Tree Week 2022 – the UK’s largest annual tree celebration. This year we want to help de-mystify all the horticultural terms frequently used to describe trees when you go to a garden centre to buy a tree. Ornamental An ornamental tree is one that […]

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Wed 23 Nov 2022

RADIO EXE CHRISTMAS ADVERT AND OFFER

Yesterday, our Managing Director, Tammy, had great fun voicing our Radio Exe Christmas advert. Be sure to tune in to Radio Exe on the 8th December for your chance to win a £50 token to spend at our garden centre – just in time to purchase your Christmas tree or gifts for the family! Don’t […]

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Sat 19 Nov 2022

IT'S GETTING COLDER

After a relatively mild start to Autumn it is easy to get caught out by the first frost of the season. When it is not practical to lift and move tender plants to shelter, wrapping them up is the best form of protection. To wrap your plants there are several methods you can use: Wrap […]

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