Author: Lis Wallace

May Newsletter

“Ne’er cast a clout, ‘til May is out”, whether you believe this refers to a winter coat or to May blossom this little saying gives excellent advice.

Don’t put away your warm clothing and don’t put your plants out until the last danger of frost has gone. This does of course depend on whereabouts in the country you live but even down here, in Devon, May can deliver some pretty cold nights.

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Bumblebees – Friends of Every Gardener

One good turn deserves another and bumblebees are very aware of this proverb. Encourage bumblebees to your garden and they will help to pollinate your plants, resulting in better crops.

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April Newsletter

“The sun was warm but the wind was chill.  You know how it is with an April day.”
–  Robert Frost

It may feel like you’ve only just packed away the Christmas decorations but April and therefore spring are here already!

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What Dobies Seed Was Being Sown and Grown in 1975?

This week a copy of the 1975 Dobies Seed catalogue landed on my desk. Found by someone clearing the home of a sadly deceased relative. Much of our archive material was lost when we moved from Llangollen to Torquay so we are always grateful to receive copies of old catalogues and the like.
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Keeping Chickens – A New Dobies Range

Many Dobies customers are now keeping chickens and so we’re launching our own range of everything both needed and wanted. We can provide a one-stop-shop solution, supplying everything from housing and bedding to electric fencing, feed and incubators. The only thing we don’t currently supply are the chickens themselves but we’re working on that, so watch this space!

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