Category: General

December Newsletter

Depending on whether you go by the meteorogical or astronomical calendar, winter will arrive on either the 1st or the 21st of December. Some parts of the country saw snow in November whilst here in Devon I’m typing this with the back door wide open to a glorious sunny afternoon. However, winter will definitely arrive across the whole of the UK this month. As, of course, with Christmas!

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How to Plant Spring Bulbs

The appearance of early spring flowers is when many of us breathe a sigh of relief. The dark days of winter are nearly over. Be they dancing daffodils, pure snowdrops or vibrant tulips, spring bulbs bring a welcome promise of longer, warmer days.

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October newsletter

October Newsletter

Autumn has arrived, with all its mellow fruitfulness. A time for autumn digging and moving tender plants under cover before the first frosts arrive.

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September Newsletter

September Newsletter

August for many of us turned into a wet and sometimes chilly month which did nothing to encourage our tomatoes, chillies, peppers, etc. to ripen. A good Indian summer is what we now need otherwise I fear the country will be awash with green tomato chutney!

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Dobies Plant Nursery at Paignton

After weeks of sunshine I’m not quite sure why I visited the Dobies plant nursery on the first rainy day, but I did. Did I say rain? It was more like a monsoon. Thunder was rolling around the Devon hills and low cloud obscured the view down to the coast. But, the weather was soon forgotten as there was so much of interest to see.

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