Open Day September 1st

We will be holding an Open Day on Saturday 1st September between 10-4.00 pm. There will be an opportunity to buy new varieties of bearded Iris as well as some old favourites . Tea ,coffee and cake will be for sale -all proceeds will go to Kent Air Ambulanceas well as...

Mail Order

Many of our Iris are starting to produce buds or are in flower.We are still taking orders and can send plants out if not too advanced but will have to cease mail order for a few weeks from  May 10th until we lift new stock in early summer. Please do not hesitate to...

Reblooming Iris

This autumn we have had some lovely Iris flowers right up until the first hard frost. This behaviour is not unusual in some bearded Iris and this group oF Iris are called remontant or reblooming. Some varieties given correct conditions readily show this tendancy and...

Winter 2017-2018

The September open day was the last public event held by Iris of Sissinghurst for 2017. We recognised a number of people from the Kent Garden Show as well as new customers. The open day also gave us the opportunity to raise money for the Kent Air Ambulance Service (It...

Open Day 2nd September

The nursery will be holding it’s only Open Day for 2017 on Sat 2nd September between 10-4. This will be an opportunity to buy new varieties ready to plant out for flowering next year . We have several new varieties ,Wondrous ,a pretty pink First Interstate with...

Open Day

As we did not hold an Open Day in the summer ,we thought it might be a good idea to hold an Open Day on Saturday 2nd September to enable customers to see and buy our new stock .We will have several new varieties available plus some collections of Iris we do not...

Show news

Another very sucessful season , Gold medal at Chelsea for third year in a row for Cayeux Iris .We grow plants Richard Cayeux sends over in the previous year and create the stand at Chelsea . It is a real pleasure to grow some plants we would never see ,especially new...

May 2017

As the season is now progressing  and most of bearded Iris are now in advanced bud  we are planning to stop sending out bearded Iris until mid July onwards when we lift new stock and customers can plant out freshly divided plants ready to flower the following year....

Open Day

Most of our short bearded Iris are now in flower and so we thought it might be a good idea to hold an Open Day at the nursery on Thursday 13th April 10.00 until 4.00 when we will be selling short bearded and intermediate Iris. These Iris are usually overlooked but are...

Early autumn 2016

The very dry and warm late summer period in September is now over. The temperatures are now close to the seasonal average for Kent. The lack of rain means the ground is very dry and a period of rain would be welcome(but not too much!). The reblooming bearded iris (see...

September 2016

After a busy and sucessful season we are now lifting and potting up all our new stock for 2017. There are several new varieties ,some  of which are exclusive to Iris of Sissinghurst ,such as Invicta Sapphire, Brandysnap and Kent Skylark.These have been breed in the...

Open Day May 2016

Following a very successful time at Chelsea Flower Show and the Kent Garden Show we have decided NOT to hold an Open Day this year. We have sold out of almost all of our plants in flower and although the display beds are looking good with lots of flower we have...

Open Day

At present I am hoping to hold an Open Day on Saturday 4th June between 10.00 and 4.00. This will depend if there are sufficient plants still in flower and I will update website to confirm this . We will of course be at Kent Garden Show over the May Bank Holiday and...

Mail Order May 2016

The Iris season is now quite advanced and plants are coming into flower or have advanced buds .It is not an ideal time to plant and so the majority of  mail order will now be delayed until mid June onwards when we lift new stock. However customers can always contact...

Spring 2016

At long last it finally looks like spring is arriving and with the warmer weather our short bearded have started flowering .This week Iris Hocus Pocus and Iris Dark Vader are both in flower and Flirting Again and Sapphire Gem have swollen buds with just a hint of...

January 2016

Happy New Year . The heavy and continuous periods of rain across the UK has made it very difficult to take advantage of the mild conditions for planting. The nursery would not recommend that you attempt to plant either bearded or non-bearded iris whilst the wet...

October 2015

Ongoing work at the nursery is going well and we are currently restocking and replanting our show and stock beds. Lots of new varieties for next year as well as some old favourites. However in order to complete this work  there will be delays in mail order delivery...

Autumn 2015

As you can see we have been busy upgrading the website and I am really delighted with the new look .I hope you all are pleased too. But as usual this autumn has seen us dividing Iris stock ad we have some stunning new varieties on offer. Tall bearded Iris such as Sea...

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