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Friday, 18 June 2021

Westcountry Lupin Manhattan Lights


You just can't miss Lupin Manhattan Lights or any of the other amazing Westcountry Lupins!

Primula Bulleyana


My favourite primrose which I have planted with bluebells and ferns. This is orange Primula Bulleyana out on the nursery beds in the perennials.

Beautiful Cistus Shrubs

Cistus Silver Pink. 90cm mid height shrub for a hot sunny well drained position. Flower through June and July. Love thee paper flowers.

Saturday, 29 May 2021

Westcountry Lupins

You have to love lupins, particularly the show stoppers, stars of Chelsea Flower show from the specialist Westcountry Nursery.

Thursday, 27 May 2021

Looking Particularly Good in the Summer Bedding

Not to be Missed this is Dahlia Goldalia Scarlet one of the many eye catching plants out in the summer bedding for containers.

June Gardener's Calendar

June is a month to be enjoying the garden but with a little bit of care and some snipping and deadheading you can keep those flowers going often into late summer

Summer Hanging Baskets 2021 Prices

Either bring in your old hanging basket (empty) or have a new basket made up. Place orders in the shop.

Vegetable Plants

This vegetable list was updated 27th May

Tuesday, 25 May 2021

Deciduous Trees with Great Foliage Colour


Many trees have wonderful foliage, and this little collection represents those I felt were looking their best this May and is by no means everything.

The Home Vegetable Patch

Peter and I have little time not working on the nursery our own garden has not been indulged and my miniature Mr McGregor garden has been a long time coming.

I thought I might show you a window into my world of veg gardening, so I have taken a few pictures of my trial and error veg patch.

Saturday, 22 May 2021

Cottage Garden Perennial Availability

Stock is arriving weekly. This list will give you an idea of the vast variety of perennials we have but please be aware it changes weekly as new varieties come in. 
Please ring for exact availability.

Tuesday, 4 May 2021

Colour Ideas For Summer Pots, Containers and Hanging Baskets.

Take A Look At Some Of The Summer Bedding Colour Combinations 

Pinks, blues and silver tones are one of the most popular colour choices

Thursday, 29 April 2021

May Gardener’s Calendar

Here are a few suggestions of what you can be getting on with in the garden this month.

How To Make A Summer Hanging Basket

Here are some step by step photos of us making up a basket
There are different ways of potting up baskets and we don't always follow the same pattern but here is one Peter made up.
 You will need:

Monday, 26 April 2021

Summer Bedding Plants For Baskets, Borders And Containers

When it comes to our  bedding plants  it’s all about having a huge choice and it always has been in over 30 years of producing summer bedding here at Preston Bissett. Plants are prolifically emerging out of the tunnels every day and deliveries flooding in.

Saturday, 24 April 2021

Open All May Bank Holiday


The silly season is almost upon us and for the early birds making up baskets in greenhouses we have hanging basket plants in the seasonal tunnel.

There is a good selection including all the trailing petunias and geraniums.

We will be open all bank holiday and in May and June we will be staying open an extra hour until 6pm.

Friday, 23 April 2021

Evergreen Climbing Plants


Tracelospermum jasminoides 

Often when you want a shrub to cover a wall or fence you want it to really cover it so you don't see it. An evergreen might be the perfect all year round choice. Most climbers will need either tying in or something to scramble up where as a wall shrub will be self-supporting.

We do have a bed designated to evergreen climbers and the list below should give you an idea of what you may expect to find.

Saturday, 17 April 2021

Planting Under Shrub Roses

I have just been listening to this week’s Gardener’s World. Oh my gosh how can you say our lovely shrub roses only flower for 4 weeks. No way, my David Austin New English shrub roses go on all summer. I have had buds in the autumn if I keep dead heading!

Thursday, 15 April 2021

None Climbing Evergreen Spring Clematis


I should make you guess what this is but I am feeling generous so I am going to tell you. It is a new hybrid none climbing clematis.
There is a trend for developing compact clematis idea for small gardens that you can grow in a pot. This is a hybrid of evergreen New Zealand varieties and will flower through April and May. It likes full sun, it is perfect in a pot and it is called Emerald Dream.

Monday, 12 April 2021

Spring Favourites Spirea x arguta

One of the big spring favourites Spirea x arguta out in early spring. A feathery tall shrub with a cascade of bridal like white flowers. It's a tough shrub. I seam to be able to grow it everywhere. I think you could make a hedge of it as I like the soft foliage but it is deciduous.

Thursday, 8 April 2021

A Gorgeous Fragrant Spring Flowering Evergreen Shrub Viburnum Burkwoodii

Another gorgeous viburnum with evergreen foliage, fragrant spring blossom and great autumn colour. This is Burkwoodii

Wednesday, 7 April 2021

Daphne Mezereum This is What it Looks Like Now out in Flower

This is the deciduous shrub Daphne Mezereum and this is what it looks like now out in flower, all the blossom is on the stems. 

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