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Four raised beds filled with vegetables and herbs in Summer 2013

June Vegetable Garden

With the 21st June being the longest day this is a month of wonderfully long daylight hours, warmth and sunshine. Ideal conditions for plants to grow strongly. The flower garden will now be at its most colourful but it’s the June vegetable garden on which we will concentrate here.

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Dobies Vegetable Garden Planner

Dobies Vegetable Garden Planner is the best way to plan your vegetable garden or allotment.

Those wet days when you know it’s best to keep off the garden are the perfect time to start planning. Planning what veg to grow, how many and where, during the year ahead. Sure, you can do this in a notebook, carefully drawing your plot to scale and rubbing out as you change your mind. However, there is a simpler and better way.

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New Early Delivery Option

This September sees the introduction of our brand new early delivery option on selected plants. Last frost dates differ from region to region and some gardeners are able to provide plants will more protection than others.

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Autumn Planted Vegetables

As summer crops are harvested and cleared the time has arrived for planning and ordering vegetables to grow and harvest over the winter months. Continue Reading

The scented bliss of sweet peas

Garden resuscitation

Since I last blogged, it’s been perfect for gardening – neither too hot nor too cold, and with showers to refresh the vegetables. The flower patch has come into its own, too. Dead-heading when appropriate has meant that there is a continual supply of cut flowers for the  house. Joy indeed. But as I picked and weeded and made notes of things to do next month, it came to me that gardens – being living entities – do from time to time need resuscitating. A revamp. Gardeners themselves may also feel the need for rejuvenation; it’s all too easy to become set in one’s ways because “that’s how I have always done it.”  So garden resuscitation is the order of the day; the thought would never have come to me had I not been tidying ‘The Shed’ – not the one with tools and gardening paraphernalia, but the one in which I store a library-full of BOOKS.

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