Category: flowers

Growing Wallflowers

Wallflowers are both easy to grow and hardy. These cottage garden biennial favourites have deservedly graced our gardens for many years. Not only do the jewel colours brighten a dull day but the evening perfume is an added delight.

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Wild Coastal Flower

Plants for Coastal Gardens

We thought we’d share with you some excerpts from a Dobies of Devon article published in the February/March edition of the English Riviera magazine down here in sunny Torbay. The brief was to give some guidance as to what gardening jobs to do at the time of year and also what plants would be best suited to a coastal garden. So, although you may not live in Torbay the following may be useful, especially if you live on any stretch of the UK’s 17,820km coastline!

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Azalea Encore - Autumn Sangria

Azalea Encore is Re-blooming Lovely!

Native to Asia, Europe and North America azaleas are widely admired as beautiful spring flowering shrubs. So admired that spring-time azalea festivals are held in many countries with some lasting several days. Could this all be about to change?

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Dobies in Bloom

Here at Dobies of Devon we have customers who are new to gardening together with those who have many years of skill and experience. We really enjoy receiving letters and emails from all of our customers either asking for advice or giving feedback on our products with many reporting on successes that they’ve experienced at shows during the year.

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Cotswold Acre Memories

It’s surprising what will trigger a garden memory, or where an early love of gardening acquired in childhood may lead. For me, it was helping my grandmother deadhead annuals during the war (WWII); and ditto for my great aunt in the 1950s. I learned so much about plants when on my knees – and I wasn’t praying! The gardening bug did not really hit me until years later, and now I have so many memories that they jostle each other for space in my elderly brain. Not a day goes by but something, somewhere, will trigger a gardening memory from the past.

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