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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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The Crapaudine beetroot shines on MasterChef

We were thrilled to see the Rouge Crapaudine beetroot take to the limelight on Monday night’s MasterChef, as Kenny created beetroot steaks slow cooked in beef fat. Part of a signature dish by a Michelin restaurant in Yorkshire, this unique and scrumptious beetroot took centre stage. The beetroot steaks are a popular choice at The Black Swan restaurant, owned by Tommy Banks, and they’re ingenious.

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April on the Allotment Garden

By Richard Chivers

Snow dominated March. And although it feels like we’ve lost an entire chunk of the gardening season, we really haven’t.

It’s not too late and in some respects, it’s better to delay the sowing, even in a ‘normal’ year, as the plants will catch up and probably be better for it too.

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April Newsletter

The birds are tweeting, the buds are bursting and the bees are buzzing. Hurrah for April, spring has finally arrived!

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March Newsletter

March Newsletter

It might not feel like it just yet, but spring has arrived and life in our gardens is a-stirring. The days are lengthening and the sun strengthening, drying out and warming up the soil ready for planting. Do take advantage of good weather but don’t get carried away. March can still deliver plenty of frost even if the dreaded “Beast From The East” is now behind us.

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