Wednesday, 24 November 2021
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.
We regularly recruit. If you are interested in working at Preston Bissett Nurseries please send us your CV and a paragraph explaining why you feel you would be suitable and what you would bring to the business.
We like our nursery staff to have valued horticultural qualifications and experience in horticulture and retail.
Part time casual seasonal work is often available in the spring and at Christmas. This involves watering, delivering,planting, pricing, unloading and loading. We also require help with maintenance, planting and in the coffee shop from time to time.
Currently we are recruiting casual help with the Christmas trees and coffee shop.
Saturday, 6 November 2021
Looks like this is the new hot shrub. I can not believe how like a photinia it appears. The fresh growth is a good rich bronze. It is not as horrendously big as the 5m odoratissimum or green sweet viburnum. Hight wise this shrub is more like growing a Viburnum tinus or a Photina fraseri ‘Red Robin’.
Monday, 1 November 2021
Vitis vinifera ‘Purpurea’ is the perfect autumn climber.The colour is so rich. A vigorous large tendril climber with deeply lobed leaves which are purple in summer, deepening in late summer and crimson-tinted in autumn.
Firethorn can be fierce. The Police love it as a burglar deterrent. Used as a hedge or boundary it will keep people and dogs out. As long as you are prepared to wear gloves when you prune it there is no reason not to plant this bomb proof shrub.
- 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. And don't forget to get your spring bulbs in.
Friday, 29 October 2021
Wednesday, 27 October 2021
Monday, 25 October 2021
Friday, 22 October 2021
Monday, 18 October 2021
Friday, 15 October 2021
|Aster nova belgii Fellowship|
The former Aster nova belgii or New York Aster should now be found under S! No long allowed in genus Aster but still a daisy!
Thursday, 30 September 2021
Monday, 27 September 2021
I have watched and really enjoyed all the Chelsea coverage ending with last nights highlights, so I thought it totally appropriate to add one more picture post of the show winning plant. This is Cercis canadensis 'Eternal Flame'. It is such a pretty, hardy tree. A few arrived here on the nursery a few weeks ago and it's been admired and all but one bough very quickly! I was delighted it won. It is so autumnal and appropriate for this years unique show.