St Bridget Nurseries Blog

Thu 4 Mar 2021

Time to feed...trees & shrubs

March is the best time to feed trees, shrubs and hedges with a balanced fertiliser (such as growmore or blood, fish and bone). This is because your trees and shrubs will be emerging from their winter dormant period. What are fertilisers Fertilisers are a concentrated source of plant nutrients in chemical or organic form. Some also […]


Mon 1 Mar 2021

March Focus on Pots & Containers - Entrances

Pots and Containers – ideas to bring your “space” to life It isn’t a myth; gardens are getting smaller and for many of us, they’re so small it’s hard to know what to do, where to start, what to use and indeed how to create our own little sanctuary. Sometimes it’s best to think about […]


Sat 27 Feb 2021

A host of golden daffodils

Daffodils It’s only when there are masses of golden yellow flowers everywhere in March and April that many of us realise that once again we forgot to plant daffodil bulbs last year. Change that pattern this year by making a note in your diary now (go on, you know you’ll forget again otherwise). Put the entry […]


Mon 22 Feb 2021

Gardening this February - time to think about about the ‘To Do List’

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 frosts on high ground and hat and scarf winds along the coast. Bulbs are pushing through, […]


Sun 14 Feb 2021

National Nest Box Week

Valentine’s Day marks the start of the British Trust for Ornithology’s (BTO) National Nest Box Week. Garden birds are pairing off and beginning to look for nesting sites so it really is the perfect time to add a nest box to your garden. Our gardens, parks and woodlands are becoming neater and tidier and this […]


Thu 11 Feb 2021

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 […]


Thu 12 Nov 2020

Creating a bulb lasagne this November

In order to attain an abundance of flowering plants next sprint, have a go at making  bulb lasagne this November. This easy and effective technique utilises the different planting depths required by bulbs enabling you to grow a punch of colour in one small space. This technique is fabulously easy and can be achieved in […]


Thu 4 Jun 2020

Heavenly Hydrangeas

We’re having a late spring/early summer show of heavenly hydrangeas at our Clyst St Mary Garden Centre.   At St Bridget’s we grow six different species of hydrangea! The most showy of these are Mop-heads (Hydrangea macrophylla).   Hydrangea plants are versatile shrubs for any garden, they can put up with soils many other plants […]


Mon 24 Feb 2020

Primrose Festival 2020 Results

During February Half Term we held our third Primrose Festival. Despite the rather grim weather, the week celebrated the glorious colour from the primula family of plants. We had over 12 different varieties of primrose and polyanthus on display and asked visitors to vote for their favourite variety. The results Every variety received at least […]


Thu 14 Nov 2019

Christmas Trees 2019

How to choose a Real Christmas Tree There is nothing like the aroma of real Christmas trees to give that magical Christmas feeling we love. Preparation – measure up Before choosing your real Christmas tree, measure the space in your home (remembering that the tree stand could add height). Visit our Exeter garden centres Once […]