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St Bridget Nurseries Blog

Tue 4 Jun 2019

Green ‘pea soup’ water in ponds

Lots of customers are having problems with their ponds because the water is turning green. Green ‘pea soup’ water in your pond is awful but alas, it can be treated. Caused by algae growth more often than not, this problem is usually due to a lack of aquatic plants – or the wrong balance of […]

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Mon 3 Jun 2019

Summer Bedding

June is the month to plant out your bedding and other half-hardy/tender plants while the risk of frost has hopefully now passed. Jargon Buster: Tender basically means they generally don’t tolerate cold weather and half hardy means they can tolerate it a bit more but a really cold snap could kill them There are lots […]

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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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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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Sun 15 Jul 2018

A watering how-to for pot plants

Watering how-to for plants in containers Even if we do get some rainfall, pot plants will still need to be watered separately to ensure successful growth- follow our watering how-to for best results. Following our ‘waterwise tips’ from June is crucial, however rather than showing you how to  save water, this blog is about how […]

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Fri 13 Jul 2018

July Jobs in the Kitchen Garden

July Jobs July is known to be a hot and dry month so a lot of watering in the vegetable garden is necessary. Aside from this, there are many other ‘July jobs’ to be done to ensure a fruit and vegetable yield as high as possible! Here are the jobs that need doing this July; […]

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Thu 5 Jul 2018

Plants of the month!

Plants of the month- Pansies and Buddlejas This July for us, the plants of the month are Pansies and Buddlejas. What are they   Pansies are bedding plants that are normally grown as biennials. They are renowned for the huge range of vibrant colours that they are available in. Pansies help bridge the gap between […]

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Thu 5 Jul 2018

Entertaining in the Garden

Entertaining outside – our guide Hosting in the Holidays You have inevitably spent the past few months labouring over your garden and making it look beautiful. As the weather continues to be fine into July, finally it is time to reap the benefits of your hard work. Summer is the perfect time to host dinners […]

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Wed 4 Jul 2018

Outdoor family fun & games!

Outdoor fun & games! We want to bring together families and the great outdoors this summer! Outdoor games are wonderful to play together as a family and will keep children captivated for hours. The games that we stock are high quality wooden games that will stay with your family for years into the future! They also […]

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