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Wednesday, 26 February 2020

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.

Plant Thugs Make Useful Ground Cover


We all have problem areas in our garden. Rather than grow weeds we do sometimes need a few strong plants to cover the ground and beat the weeds. These are some of my recommended thugs that can do the job!

Colour All Year In Your Garden

Colour Each Season In Your Garden Is Easy To Acheive

March Gardener’s Calendar

March is the month the garden really wakes up. The spring primroses are gorgeous, lots of bulbs are coming through there is some early blossom on the tree. Daphne odora will bless us with its fragrance, magnolias will look their best, camellias are out now.Many alpines are out in flower. It's a great month. Everything is fresh.

Sunday, 2 February 2020

The Coffee Shop

Cakes in the Coffee Shop

If you like cakes and good coffee you will like our coffee shop. It is a simple affair of fresh brewed coffee beans and locally sourced cakes.

The Garden Club Card

Joining our Garden Club is Free

Joining our Garden Club means you can collect points when you buy and also join in with all our events at our Garden School

A Brief History Of Preston Bissett Nurseries

Opening Times


Open 7 days a week inc. Bank Holidays

Coffee Shop 

8.30am - 5.30 pm

Open Late until 7pm in May and June

Saturday, 1 February 2020

Spring In The Shop

The spring season has arrived with lots of fresh new ideas.
Here is a taster!

Lets Grow More Soft Fruit

Spring is arriving and its time to plant your soft fruit

Spring Fresh Alpine Pots

Perfect hardy containers all year round but particularly lovely are spring planted low growing alpine containers. Pots, bowls and sinks don't give you any height but placed on the door step or a garden table or featured spot can be just perfect.

Saturday, 25 January 2020

February Gardener's Calendar

Spring is coming. Snowdrops are in flower. Daffodils are opening soon and the Hellebores look stunning. It is time to get back out in the garden.

Saturday, 4 January 2020

More Winter Interest Trees You Might Not Have Spotted

Prunus sub Autumnalis (a cherry tree in flower now)
I have just been looking round the nursery trees and a couple of unexpected trees aside from the regular birch and Prunus serrula winter bark have really had a chance to shine.

Monday, 30 December 2019

Shrubs and Trees with great winter colour

Cornus under planted with nandina

Trees With Colourful Winter Bark

Prunus Serrula, Acer Griseum, Betula jacquemonti
These are just some of the lovely barks we can enjoy.

January Gardener's Calendar

As true winter hardy gardeners we know there are some very beneficial outdoor hands on winter jobs from which your garden will truly benefit this month. Many suggested gardening task lists may seem limited to preparatory jobs and whilst these are important, I urge you to get your wellies on grab a spade and show that wheel barrow some action. A gardeners work is never done. 
We have had the shortest day so herald spring is on its way and lets be ready.

Top Winter Bloomers

Plants flowering This Month

Don't miss out on the early flowers

Sunday, 29 December 2019

Creating A Good Winter Garden

Grumbles about winter gardens are not justified. The fault lies firstly with us and our fair weathered nature. We shop when its warm and buy what we see in flower in May and June and miss the winter flowers. I am generalising. Go shopping on a mid winters day and you will then appreciate we have colour all winter.

Saturday, 28 December 2019

How To Grow Rhubarb

When it comes to important jobs in January as someone who was born in the famous Yorkshire Rhubarb Triangle I must remind you to put your rhubarb forces over your rhubarb and bed some farmyard muck round the base.

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: 

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