May on the Allotment Garden

By Richard Chivers

Let’s celebrate May!

The past two months have been a roller-coaster of ride weather wise and the allotment garden hasn’t known if it’s been coming or going. Heavy snow. Heavy rain. ‘Heatwave’?

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May Newsletter

May Newsletter

The cheerful vibrancy of yellow daffodils has given way to the softer white, pink and lilac colours of tree blossom and of course the wonderful green of fresh new leaves. Spring has well and truly sprung.

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National Gardening Week

National Gardening Week: Gardening for a Cause

National Gardening Week’s in full swing – and we’re all about encouraging Britain’s gardeners to join forces and grow together. There are some fantastic initiatives that make it easier than ever for gardeners of all levels to get involved in community projects and channel their hobby into something bigger.
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National Gardening Week: The Positive Power of Gardening

It’s National Gardening Week from 30th April – 6th May, and what better reason to celebrate all the things that make being a gardener great? The connection between nature and our wellbeing is going to be a huge theme at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show, and we’re thrilled to see more and more of you starting to embrace the power of plants and flowers to boost mental and physical health.

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Growing Better Lives

The use of gardening to boost health and wellbeing is a subject that’s close to our hearts here at Dobies, so we’re thrilled to be sponsors of the Growing Better Lives Local Hero Awards. Part of a campaign by Growing Together, a project funded by the Big Lottery Fund, The Local Hero Awards celebrate and promote those people who transform their communities through gardening and farming.
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