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Friday, 23 November 2018

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.

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.

British Christmas Tree Prices 2018

Christmas Tree Price List 2018 

Hedging Prices 2018-19

Hedging prices reduce with quantity.

To see the full price list click below.

Friday, 16 November 2018

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. Go shopping on a mid winters day and you will then appreciate we have colour all winter. The second responsibility for this travesty is Monty Donn and the Beechgrove team as they stop broadcasting in November, thus implying the garden is closed until spring.
Winter Majoram Seed Heads

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Winter Hanging Baskets

Winter Hanging Baskets

Gardener's World may have finished prematurely but the garden certainly hasn't. We make up some beautiful winter containers every year that take us right through the gloomy months. Pots are easy to make for the winter and we run regular workshops. Baskets such as these are packed with evergreens are winter 

Thursday, 1 November 2018

Plant Thugs Make Useful Ground Cover

Though we all complain about some plants we do actually need a few thugs. These are plants that will survive in more restricted positions where others would perish. They can populate a bit of rough ground ahead of the weeds or tolerate parched dry soil. There are numerous quiet tolerant plants but true thugs  are a category to pin down and often unexplored. There are extremes of dry and extremes of shade. The difficulties a plant may have to tolerate in a one gardeners interpretation of shade or dry I find vary a great deal. 

Planting Colourful Winter Containers

Hang on to your Hanging Baskets
Plant up Your Containers with a fusion of rich winter colour

Our wonderful summer displays of Geraniums and Fuchsia have fizzled out with the first frosts. Now is the time to replenish our pots with some more interest. With winter waiting in the wings, we need colour ready to welcome us at our front door and on the patio and as we look out from our kitchen window. What better than rich vivid plants to lift us up and take us through the winter months ahead?

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 mailorder or can be chosen and collected from the nurseries.

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.

Monday, 22 October 2018

Preston Bissett Nurseries Through The Decades

 In the beginning! 1984
 We're feeling reminiscent. Here are some picture from the early days of Preston Bissett Nurseries. We have been going over three decades.

Friday, 12 October 2018

Colourful Plant Choices for Autumn

Autumn brings some wonderful opportunities for colour from berries foliage and flowers. There are lots of traditional choices that we look at every year. Here a few you might not have thought of.
Abelia Grandiflora
Symphoricapos is usually used as a hedging plant and the berries that follow the white blossom are white. Here we have a luscious pink berry. Its deciduous and quiet and vigorous plant that grows quiet dense ideal for hedge. Its not a favourite flavour of the birds so the berries tend to last a long time.
Abelia is always a delicate delight this time of year. Its a medium sized evergreen shrub. Always covered in a mass of little bell flowers late summer autumn.

Sunday, 30 September 2018

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.

Friday, 21 September 2018

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Thursday, 6 September 2018

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.

New Tasty Ranges In Our Coffee Shop

We have always had some tasty snacks in our coffee shop but my daughter has spent a lot of time in the food industry working with different companies while completing her degree in Human Nutrition and she has come up with a few new ideas for us to try.

Saturday, 1 September 2018

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.

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