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St Bridget Nurseries Blog

Mon 2 Sep 2019

Why so popular?

Our home grown cyclamen are always our best selling plant in autumn and winter but what makes these tiny plants so popular? Cyclamen are a tuberous plant and as such are perfect for naturalising under trees or banks in a shady border. What this means is over time (years) the plant will duplicate underground, producing […]

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Thu 22 Aug 2019

Spring flowering bulbs

Now’s the time to plant spring flowering bulbs The majority of spring bulbs benefit from being planted early from September onwards. Even though tulips should not be planted until November it is best to buy them now so you guarantee getting the varieties you like. Planting tulips later in the autumn helps reduce the risk of […]

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Sat 17 Aug 2019

Get out in your garden, maintain what you have and enjoy the great outdoors

It is August, children are still on school holidays and so this month we focus on getting out in your garden, maintaining what you have and most importantly enjoying the great outdoors.     HERE IS A BRIEF OUTLINE OF SOME OF THE ACTIVITIES YOU MAY WANT TO DO IN YOUR GARDEN THIS AUGUST:   […]

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Fri 19 Jul 2019

July - In the kitchen garden

On the Vegetable patch Reduce water loss: do this by mulching and hoeing. Sow the final seeds: turnips, beetroot, carrots, spring carrots and radishes can all still be sown. Plant out: broccoli, cabbages and leeks can all be planted into firm soil now. Tomatoes: pinch out side shoots and feed with Tomorite once a week. […]

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Fri 12 Jul 2019

Gardening jobs for July

Lawn care Fertilize: feed your lawn a fertilizer to promote healthy growth. Weed: weeds grow fast in the hot weather so weed or apply a weed killer. In hot weather, try to keep the lawn watered when possible and reduce stress on the grass by mowing with a higher blade. Flower garden Cut back growth […]

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Mon 8 Jul 2019

New range of Tropical and Pond Fish July 2019

Exciting news, we have a whole new range of Tropical and Pond Fish at our Clyst St Mary Aquatics Centre, available from 5th July 2019. AQUARIUM FISH Pearl Gourami Odessa Barb Albino Cory Leopardus Cory L008 Peckoltia Firemouth Cichlid Tiger Oscar Euro Ram Pinoy Blue Angelfish Golden Severum Red Tailed Black Shark Clown Loach Neon […]

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Mon 13 May 2019

St Bridget Garden Centres at the Devon County Show 2019

St Bridget garden centres will be attending Devon County Show (www.devoncountyshow.co.uk) again this year, in the Craft & Garden Marquee on Avenue R and we’re expanding this year! Not only will be have our trade show exhibit of amazing home grown plants but our 1925 Kitchen Café team will be providing the catering in the […]

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Wed 4 Jul 2018

Outdoor family fun & games!

Outdoor fun & games! We want to bring together families and the great outdoors this summer! Outdoor games are wonderful to play together as a family and will keep children captivated for hours. The games that we stock are high quality wooden games that will stay with your family for years into the future! They also […]

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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 […]

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Wed 6 Apr 2016

NEW - Miniature Gardening and Fairy Houses

Everyone can garden, even fairies! Whether you are an imaginative child or a young at heart adult, everyone will enjoy making miniature gardens. Miniature Gardening is a key trend for 2016 and we’re setting the way with a gorgeous range of fairy garden accessories. At our Sidmouth Road, Clyst St Mary garden centre you will […]

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