Author: Lis Wallace

October Newsletter

October Newsletter

A mellow October day is perfect for autumn digging, for planting bulbs, bare root shrubs and for raking up fallen leaves. October can be one of the wettest months of the year but after such a long dry summer I’m sure few will complain. Lawns will soon start to recover and water butts to fill.

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September Newsletter

September Newsletter

If summer colour is all about gentle cooling pastels, then September brings vibrant fire to our gardens. Dahlias will be showing off this month, flanked by asters, rudbeckias and heleniums. Whereas many plants struggled in the heat of our wonderful summer, September’s dews and mists will refresh and revive.

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August Newsletter

August Newsletter

It’s payback time! After all the work put into the garden over the preceding months now is when we gather cut flowers for the house and enjoy feasts of homegrown fruit, veg and herbs. But perhaps most importantly, this is when we can sit out and enjoy what we have created. And in the evening, it is a chance to really benefit from those scented flowers we’ve nurtured and to drink in their perfume.

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Dobies July Newsletter

July Newsletter

Hopefully July will be a lovely warm month (dare we hope for hot?) meaning that regular watering will be necessary. In fact, water/feed/weed/repeat is the July gardening mantra.

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3 of the best perennials for your summer garden

If your diary’s starting to fill up with summer barbeques, it’s easy to add the finishing touch to your outside space before your friends start to arrive. No matter how long we wait for summer, it always seems to creep up on us– and you can add instant impact to your garden to get ready for those guests.
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