St Bridget Nurseries Blog

Fri 16 Mar 2018

Find the lucky clovers

Saturday 17th March is St Patrick’s Day and we love all things green. Our Sidmouth Road team have turned into Leprechauns and discounted lots of items across the store. Find the bargain Can you find the lucky clovers? Find the clover, find the bargain. Clovers are hidden around our garden centre. In addition, we will have […]


Thu 8 Mar 2018

Creating a wildlife pond

How to create a Wildlife Pond by Grant Barker, Aquatic Department Supervisor, St Bridget Nurseries, Sidmouth Road, Clyst St Mary, Exeter. Wildlife ponds as the name suggests should attract wildlife as well as becoming a long term home for a variety of aquatic species such as amphibians. It is also customary to use exclusively native […]


Fri 2 Mar 2018

Our Charity of the Year 2018 is...

Chosen Charity of the Year 2018 Each year we nominate a new charity to support and throughout 2018 we will be supporting Farms for City Children. About Farms for City Children Children’s author Michael Morpurgo and his wife Clare founded Farms for City Children at Nethercott House in 1976. Nethercott House is just outside the village […]


Fri 2 Mar 2018

Primrose Festival Results!

Primrose Festival 2018 During February half term we held a Primrose Festival in our garden centres, showcasing a wide selection of the wonderful members of the primula family. We asked all our customers to vote for their favourite primula variety. The winner is… We have now counted and verified all votes. There was a clear […]


Wed 24 Jan 2018

End of the January blues - let's get gardening

So we’re nearly there, the end of the January blues – let’s get gardening! Sow your vegetable seeds As we near February it’s a good time to consider what vegetables you want to grow in the garden. Many vegetable seeds can be sown indoors from February such as Asparagus, Beetroot, Summer Cabbage, Lettuce, Parsley, Early […]


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 […]