FEBRUARY 2010

This is turning out to be a long winter.The birds are desperate for food and water and the overnight frosts make it impossible to undertake any ground work until early afternoon. Even the plants under cover are frozen in their pots for most of the day. We have however...

JANUARY 2010

The weather has continued to be dominated by the cold air from mid europe in the first half of January 2010. Snow has remained on the ground  for long periods in this part of Kent. Work at Iris of Sissinghurst has stopped for any external ground work in the stock...

DECEMBER 2009

Early December in Kent has been dominated by mild temperatures and continuous bouts of rain. Fortunately for the nursery a decision was made in the autumn to increase the nos of potted plants placed under cover.This includes a number of new varieties that will be...

NOVEMBER 2009

Whilst the traditional late summer/early autumn planting season appears to be losing favour with gardeners iris planting still retains popularity amongst many. Planting large beds of iris for display or even small groups of iris  can give spectacular results the...
Chelsea 2009

Chelsea 2009

Many people wonder what happens to those Chelsea plants that are not sold. Richard Cayeux decided that approx100 plants from the 2009 Chelsea Show should be given to a charity in London for residents in Balham to enjoy.Sue Marshall visited the area with Richard Cayeux...

Autumn 2009

The turning back of the clock at the end of October,the start of television advertisments for Christmas and of course the shortening days are all reminders that the gardening season is coming to an end.The Iris of Sissinghurst nursery is already thinking of and...
Remontant Iris

Remontant Iris

This autumn we have had several Iris reflowering during  September and October. It started off with a Short bearded Iris Rockabye and then the Tall bearded Iris started. St Petersburg ,a pure white followed by Buckwheat ,yellow with brown markings ,Second Wind another...

Lambeth Garden Museum Show

We are going to attend The autumn Lambeth Garden Museum Show on Sunday 4th October We don’t usually exhibit in the autumn though it is an excellent time to buy and plant Iris but the Garden Museum is such a wonderful venue we couldn’t refuse. We will have...

New Irises

Details of new stock and new varieties of Iris will be appearing on the website in the next few weeks. We have several new short bearded Iris and reintroductions of some old favourites There will be several new varieties of Intermediate and Tall bearded Iris including...

Gardeners World Magazine

In an article about best of Chelsea Toby Buckland States  “I didn’t go looking for flag Iris at Chelsea  but boy did I find them.Feu du Ciel blew me away Stout stems an abundance of buds   Whats not to love” Feu du Ciel was one of 250 Iris we grew...

Web site Changes

Good news We are currently working on website ,some of you may have already noticed some changes and are hoping that within next two-three weeks customers will be able to purchase their Iris on line Until then please continue to either download order form and send in...

Shows Update

Garden Mueum in Lambeth Spring Plants and Gardens Fair This was a very sucessful Show and we had sold out of Iris by early afternoon The star of our display was an early flowering tall bearded Iris Art Deco Sold out after first 30 minutes! We were given a special...

Spring at last!

At long last the cold wintry weather seems to be disappearing and the days are longer and warmer The Iris are responding and are showing growth. The short bearded Iris are showing buds and hopefully we will be seeing flowers soon We have several new short bearded Iris...

Shows for 2009

We have arranged to be at the following shows Sat 18th Sun 19th April 2009 Spring Flower Celebration Borde Hill Garden Haywards Heath West Sussex Sun 26th April 2009 Museum of Garden History Lambeth Palace SE11 Sun 3rd May 2009 NCCPG Spring Plant Fair Denbies Wine...

Chelsea Flower Show Update

So far all the Iris we are growing for Cayeux for Chelsea are doing well and showing signs of growth despite the cold snowy weather we have been experiencing. It is also likely that we will be providing and growing Iris plants for two of the courtyard gardens at...

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Show News

Chelsea Flower Show In the past we have grown Iris for both gardens and exhibitors at Chelsea Flower Show We have now agreed to grow Iris for Cayeux ,a French Iris grower for Chelsea 2009 They have already sent  from France over 600 Iris for us to grow for them Some...

New for 2008

We are currently updating website with details of new Iris introductions for 2008 in a wide range of stunning colours from deep red and black to pale pastels of lilac and pink We hope you enjoy browing through new introductions Share...

New for 2008

We are currently in process of updating website with details of new introductions for this year We have bearded Iris ,sibiricas,louisianas and PCI’s in a range of stunning colours Deep reds and blacks through to pale pastel shades of pinks and lilacs We hope you...

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