St Bridget Nurseries Blog

Wed 30 Jan 2019

Winter Trees

Trees are an integral part of our landscape.  Whilst most gardening articles focus on the beauty of trees in autumn, we feel they are often overlooked in winter. However, the wintry charms of trees in a garden should be recognised and celebrated. Deciduous Trees Deciduous trees are those that loose their leaves in autumn. In […]


Mon 14 Jan 2019

SHORTLISTED for the Family Business of the Year Award 2019

We are pleased to announce that St Bridget Nurseries has been shortlisted for the Family Business of the Year Awards 2019.  These awards were introduced in 2012 to celebrate the family business sector and the contribution that family firms bring to the UK economy and the communities in which they operate. The awards are organised […]


Sun 25 Nov 2018


Fluctuating surges of temperature, dry air, short days and limited natural light are the four main problems affecting houseplants as the winter months draw near. To alleviate the strain on your beloved houseplants then remember to take extra care of them over the next few months to keep them happy.    WATER LESS This may […]


Thu 22 Nov 2018

New Fish available this week (from 23rd November)

As well as many of the fish listed on last week’s availability list, this week we have the following new fish available at our Sidmouth Road, Clyst St Mary, Exeter garden centre (EX5 1AE). New fish available from Friday 23rd November Aulonocara sp. Strawberry Aulonocara ussisya Clown Plecostomus L104 Rusty Plecostomus Sabaji Plecostomus L75 Spotted […]


Fri 16 Nov 2018

Fish availability this week (from 16th November)

Our Aquatic Department at Sidmouth Road, Clyst St Mary, Exeter has the following fish available this week (from Friday 16th November 2018).   Gold Ranchu 1.5” Green Tiger Barb Bronze Corydoras Peppered Corydoras Panda Corydoras Sterbai Corydoras Julii Corydoras Harlequin Rasbora Sun-set Wagtail platy Red Male Endlers Red-tailed Blue Botia Golden Zebra Danio Silver Hatchet […]


Thu 8 Nov 2018

Fish of the month

Our fish of the month is the Madagascar Rainbow fish also known as Bedotia geayi.  The Madagascar Rainbow fish is generally a peaceful fish and mixes well with other species. As a schooling fish, they will need to be kept in groups of at least six to be content. Ideal for larger tanks, these eye-catching fish will […]


Thu 11 Oct 2018

Top Tips for gardening this October

As we move nearer winter, October is definitely the time to ‘batten down the hatches’ as it were, in the garden! Here are our top gardening tips for October. Plant up your patio containers Remove dead and spent summer flowering bedding and replace the compost in your pots. Layer spring flowering bulbs in your pot […]


Wed 3 Oct 2018

Preparing your greenhouse for winter

WINTER GREENHOUSE PREPARATIONS As the most incredible summer now progresses into Autumn; we turn our efforts to the next stage in our garden activities – preparing plants for frost protection. If you have a greenhouse to over winter plants a little groundwork and preparation now will reap rewards later. To begin you will need to […]


Mon 20 Aug 2018

Coastal Gardening - our tips

With all the benefits that come with living on the coast, there is also the curse of strong winds and salt spray which could hamper your efforts in the garden. However, coastal gardening is not impossible. By understanding the challenges that you are facing and working around these a beautiful garden can be created to […]


Thu 16 Aug 2018

Spring Flowering Bulbs

Spring Flowering Bulbs Our spring flowering bulbs will be arriving into the Garden centres just in time for the Bank Holiday Weekend (25th August).  Buying your spring bulbs early ensures that you will get the best selection! Plant your bulbs soon for the best growth possible come March and April and a stunning display of […]