Beautiful fragrant evergreen and very early flowering to lift the winter blues. Yes you need a winter Jasmine in your garden. Jasmin is noted for lifting our spirits and helping with low mood. I would throughly recomend planting this evergreen close to your front door to enjoy as you go in and out.
It can be grown any aspect, sun or part shade but with a little shelter for extreme exposure and strong winds.
Tuesday, 17 January 2017
Friday, 30 December 2016
Monday, 19 December 2016
Perfect Flowers For Christmas
Christmas Rose and Christmas Box respectively flower at Christmas. Helleborus niger and sarcococca are two worthy plants for your winter garden.
Saturday, 17 December 2016
Cheer Up Winter with Helleborus Flowers
Shining through the snow we have these delightful softly tinted flowers. I find hellebores grow well in my clay soil. I have them growing in dappled shade under my trees mixed with bluebell bulbs, primroses, ferns and hostas. The foliage provides good cover all year and the little flowers and delicate veined foliage also look beautiful in winter flower arrangements. Float the heads in a shallow icy bowl of water and use as a center piece for your dinner table.
Helleborus xericsmithii 'Winter Moonbeam'
xericsmithii varieties are a cross of H. x sternii and H. niger, making them half Christmas rose and early flowering.Its flowers begin creamy white fade to pink and then a deeper red and are prolific like 'Winter Sun'. If that wasn't enough to win you over the foliage has a lovely marbling ingrained.
Capture The Essence Of Christmas With Plants
Simple steps to a beautiful festive home and garden
Create a Christmas welcome in your own front garden. How about Topiary box,Yew, Holly or Cupressus ‘Blue Ice’ with beautiful soft silver fir bedecked with twinkling fairy lights. Remember you Christmas box pants or sarcococca and Christmas Roses, Helleborus Niger will bring you fragrance and flower respectively at Christmas.
Friday, 9 December 2016
Just a small selection of pics from this seasons workshops. There are more on Twitter and Facebook.
If you need us to email your pic or its not here just let us know.
We are taking bookings for 2017 and you can buy workshops as gifts we have gift cards.
Saturday, 26 November 2016
Thursday, 24 November 2016
|Berberis Hedge at Claydon House|
Without doubt there are huge benefits in having a hedge for a boundary rather than a fence or a wall.They act as wind and sound breaks, filtering us from noise, sheltering the garden from winds, Hedges support many species of wild life and they are economical as their durability to the elements and life span exceeds fences and walls. Hedges can also be beautiful, reflecting the seasons and providing a canvas to enhance other plants
Wednesday, 23 November 2016
Monday, 21 November 2016
Saturday, 12 November 2016
To give your garden the very best head start plant as much as possible now. Planting in autumn is recommended because the conditions are 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. The soil is warm and moist and not yet frozen providing the conditions are kind enough to support them.
Friday, 28 October 2016
Tuesday, 25 October 2016
Friday, 30 September 2016
Remarkably all the shades of autumn effortlessly create a harmonious sense of calm. It is vibrant without creating any clashing contrasts. The colour wheel reveals Mother Nature has evolved a technically perfect colour palette.
Don't miss our October workshop
Thursday, 29 September 2016
We have been looking at ideas for beautiful autumnal pots to provide us with some colour and perhaps fragrance to lift our spirits through the colder months.
Saturday, 24 September 2016
Now is the season to plan and plant for next year, get your spring bulbs in and of course plant up some pretty containers to brighten up your patios from September right through to next spring when they can be replace with summer bedding if you require. Most of the plant you can use in containers now are hardy so if the container you create looks lovely you don't necessarily have to be replaced and as the plants are hardy most can be transfered to the garden borders.
Here is a little snap shot of just some of the lovely plants we have in our Autumn/Winter container tunnel available now.
You may wish to join our Container Workshop on Saturday 29th October
More on planting Autumn Winter Containers >>http://prestonbissettnurseriesandcountryshop.blogspot.co.uk/2016/09/more-on-how-to-plant-hardy-containers.html
Bring your own pots and learn how to plant them up!
These terracotta bowls made by Yorkshire Flower Pots look great planted for Autumn/Winter and Spring /Summer interest. We have used small evergreen shrubs, grasses, ferns herbs violas, perennials and bulbs. In the Autumn/Winter when the bedding is finished we dedicate a poly tunnel to container plants, so it is easy to find an interesting mix. Many of these are small evergreens with interesting foliage because foliage can be just as attractive and colourful as flowers and more dependable
Sunday, 18 September 2016
Why not come along to one of our workshopshttp://www.thenurseries.com/autumn-container-workshop-p-1722.html
This week we've been making up original winter baskets. We have been using sedums,evergreen ferns and grasses, small evergreen shrubs, herbs and violas. Come along and have a peruse in our tunnel dedicated to this seasons container and basket plants.
Half line a basket with moss and place a circle of plastic on top to act a a reservoir of water.