St Bridget Nurseries Blog

Wed 17 Jan 2018

Tips from Tammy - January

January can be a harsh month and one where we don’t venture out into the garden very much, if at all. But it’s also the time of year when gardens are planned and we can start to get some of those early seeds on their way, ready to provide food for our tables or flowers […]


Thu 28 Dec 2017

Growing seed potatoes

Seed potatoes are now available to buy from our garden centres, but do you know how to achieve a bumper crop? Keep reading for our handy guide to growing seed potatoes. Chitting (yes really…this is a proper horticultural term not a typo)! January is too early to plant the seed potatoes outside as they’ are […]


Tue 5 Dec 2017

December gardening

As we move into winter, it is worth getting your garden ready for cold weather. Here are our top tips for getting the best from your garden this December: The December Greenhouse If you have a greenhouse with any crops inside, it is worth investing in a greenhouse heater. Just remember to ventilate the greenhouse […]


Fri 1 Dec 2017

The Perfect Christmas Tree

Guide to choosing the perfect real Christmas tree and keeping it perfect! Find your spot First things first, decide where your tree will go. The ideal spot is a corner away from direct heat and safe from excited toddlers, tail-wagging pets and merry adults. If you are using mains powered tree lights, accessibility to a […]


Thu 23 Nov 2017

Breakfast with Santa

We are very excited to say that on Saturday 9th December we have a very special guest joining us for breakfast. Breakfast with Santa Santa will be in our 1925 Kitchen cafe (at St Bridget’s Clyst St Mary) to meet families and give good little girls and boys a special gift. Whilst children wait to […]


Thu 23 Nov 2017

Black Friday Offers

This Black Friday (24th November) our Exeter based garden centres have got some fantastic one day only deals. So green up your weekend with these fantastic offers: At Old Rydon Lane (EX2 7JY) All packets of spring flowering bulbs just £1 a packet 30% off Flo-Pro watering equipment (compatible with Hozelock products) 30% off garden […]


Thu 12 Oct 2017

Our brand new Autumn Radio Advert is here

We love working with the Heart Radio creative team on our adverts. Trying to communicate all that we do in 30 seconds is quite difficult. To summarise the important parts of your garden to focus on in the autumn we recommend: Planting spring flowering bulbs Giving the Lawn a bit of TLC, scarifying, aerating and […]


Mon 4 Sep 2017

How to Lay Turf

Autumn is not only the best time of year to add new plants to the garden, it is also the ideal time to lay turf. To ensure you have success, follow our simple step by step guide on how to lay turf. Prepare your space Soil preparation is essential to success with any plant including […]


Wed 30 Aug 2017

September in the garden

As we move into autumn, all green fingered people tend to rub their hands together in glee as it is the best time to get out in your garden, tidy up, plant new plants and generally prepare for the show that is spring and summer. September in the garden is a fun time, here is […]


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 […]