St Bridget Nurseries Blog

Mon 14 Aug 2017

New dessert on the menu at Clyst St Mary

The 1925 Kitchen at St Bridget’s Clyst St Mary has just added a delicious new dessert to the menu. What’s on the menu You can now have a scrumptious Belgian Waffle served with West Country Clotted Cream and your choice of either white chocolate, Belgian chocolate or mixed fruits. All for just £4.95. The perfect way […]

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Sun 13 Aug 2017

Local and fresh is best!

We love local radio and we really love our summer advert with Heart Radio. You can listen to Heart Radio on FM 97.0 & 103.0 or online . As growers of quality plants for over 90 years we know local and fresh is best. To listen to our latest Heart Radio advert, just click play. Listen to […]

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Thu 27 Jul 2017

Saving rare roses

One of our delightful (and famous) customers, Orlando Murrin, has recently written an article for The Daily Telegraph about the rose that nearly vanished. This was also covered in our local Express and Echo and details how St Bridget Nurseries is saving rare roses namely Mrs Miniver and Judy Garland. Below are some of Orlando’s […]

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Sat 8 Jul 2017

July in the Kitchen Garden

It’s gearing up to be a busy time in the kitchen garden. Here our our top tips for July: Top Tips Plant specially prepared potato tubers for a Christmas crop. Imagine home grown puds on Christmas Day – yum yum. Plant in a sheltered spot. Treat woolly aphid on apples by scrubbing off their white […]

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Sat 8 Jul 2017

Calling all Garden Explorers!

Get ready for a new BBC documentary, The British Garden: Life & Death on Your Lawn. This will air on BBC Four on Tuesday 11th July at 9pm. Garden Explorers In this 90 minute BBC Four film, Chris Packham and a team of wildlife experts spend an entire year as garden explorers. Exploring every inch […]

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Fri 7 Jul 2017

July in the flower garden

It’s July, time when the roads get busier with holiday makers and time to retreat to the sanctuary that is the garden. When it is warm, continue to hoe weeds, as they will shrivel and die on the surface. Likewise, if you see any larvae or adult pests pick them off, squash them or use […]

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Fri 7 Jul 2017

Pot ponds

When it comes to having a pond, you don’t need a mansion with a pond the size of a lake (though if you have a mansion why not)! Many ponds, especially ponds for wildlife, can be created in a simple pot. As well as attracting a range of insect life and maybe the odd amphibian, […]

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Fri 30 Jun 2017

National Cream Tea Day - 30th June 2017

Celebrate National Cream Day this Friday 30th June. Both our garden centre cafes serve delicious cream teas throughout the year and today at our 1925 Kitchen (Sidmouth Road, Clyst St Mary, EX5 1AE) you can enjoy a fruit or plain scone, served with clotted cream and fruit preserve along with either tea or coffee for […]

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Mon 26 Jun 2017

Waterwise gardening

It has been a very dry spring and summer has started off rather hot for many of us. We certainly have felt the extra watering demands on the nursery and in the garden centres. Getting into good waterwise habits at home is always a benefit not least in times of summer drought. Here are our top […]

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Mon 26 Jun 2017

NEW products in our organic gardening range

Our organic gardening range continues to expand with more and more products becoming available. Three new products in our organic gardening range that we are particularly impressed with are Black Magic, Black Elixir and Super Strength Seaweed Extract. Black Magic Potting Soil BLACK MAGIC® Potting Soil is a new premium compost for young, urban consumers growing plants, […]

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