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Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Plants That Make Christmas

Capture The Essence Of Christmas With Plants

Simple steps to a beautiful festive home and garden

Christmas containers, hanging baskets, twinkling lights and a beautiful Christmas wreath adorning the front door.

Getting Ready for Christmas in the Shop

Choosing A Christmas Tree.

The three main commercial Christmas trees are: Nordmann the Caucasian Fir (Abies Nordmanniana), Fraser Fir (Abies fraseri) and Norway Spruce(Picea Abies.)

Preston Bissett Nurseries have sold Christmas trees since 1984 and can tell you with confidence the most commonly asked questions are: 

December Gardener's Calendar.

It’s all about taking a few sensible steps to protect the garden from the unpredictable weather we may have to come over the winter.

Thursday, 7 November 2019

Help Choosing The Right Hedge

It is now the bare root hedging season, when it is much cheaper to plant a hedge and a good time for establishment. Our winter stock has arrived and can be sent out mail order or can be chosen and collected from the nurseries.

Bare Root Hedging Prices 2019

The bare root hedging season has arrived
Between now and late March you can plant bare root hedging. 
Hawthorn(crateagus), beech (fagus), hornbeam (carpinus) and hazel (corylus) being the most popular choices. Evergreen popular choices are Portuguese Laurel (Prunus lusitainica Angustifolia) laurel (Prunus rotundifolia), privet (Ligustrum) and yew (Taxus baccata.) 

You purchase each plant by the stem with it's roots exposed ready to plant.

Thursday, 31 October 2019

Planting in Shade Particularly Dry Shade


One of the most difficult spots to plant is shade.  Here are some suggestions that should help to carpet the ground accompanied by cyclamen corms a mixture of spring bulbs and ferns such as asplenium, polypodium and polystichum. Those in bold are particularly good choices.

November Gardener's Calendar

  • Its a very good time to plant hedges, trees, shrub and fruit. To give your garden the very best head start continue the tradition of autumn planting and plant as much as possible now. Planting in autumn conditions is recommended because the ground is favourable and if we establish plants now we can enjoy them next year. Plants benefit from having time to create a solid root system through autumn, winter and early spring, when they are not under pressure to flower and produce leaves. Work now while the soil is still warm and moist and not yet frozen.

Thursday, 10 October 2019

Spring Bulbs You May Not Have Thought To Plant

The Spring Bulbs Are Coming Out Many Can Be Planted Now In The Green.
There are some magnificent daffs and tulips bulbs we are familiar with but there are also are some really choice flowers you may not have yet considered growing.

Planting Spring Bulbs

If you plan spring bulbs well and its not hard, your bulbs can begin in Februrary and take you into June when the summer bedding takes over.

Spring bulbs are planted from September all except tulips they wait until November. That means plant your snowdrops, dafodills, narcissi, hyacynths, sillas, iris, crocus, alliums, fritillarias, muscari, camassias etc to enjoy next spring.

Monday, 30 September 2019

Autumn Foliage Trees

Autumn is all about beautiful foliage.

Plants For Autumn Colour

Autumn is just around the corner. The leaves are beginning to turn, the berries look plump and burdensome, but the true theatrical flush of gorgeous colours and crisp falling leaves will probably occur early to mid October.

Top Plants In The Garden This Autumn

Rosa Regosa hips
All gardeners should be busy. Work you do now will give you the best return. It’s an investment in next year’s garden. Here's a look at the main jobs and some of the best flowers.

October Gardener's Calendar

Autumn has arrived and it's traditional time for autumn planting. Its also the best time to reposition plants in your garden and of course get your spring bulbs in the ground.

Tuesday, 27 August 2019

September Gardener's Calendar

We are coming to the end of the growing season giving us the opportunity to prepare for next years garden by planting, pruning and perhaps rearranging borders whilst enjoying a glorious glut of fruit and veg.

Wednesday, 31 July 2019

August Gardener's Calendar

Chop back your perennials if you let them go to seed they will not produce a second flush of colour .
Now the soil has had some moisture we can start to think about planting some summer shiners to fill the gaps.

Monday, 29 July 2019

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