Author: Lis Wallace

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December Newsletter

The month with the shortest days and the longest nights, we can only hope that December’s daylight hours are cold and crisp with clear blue skies. Such days can be filled with warming winter digging and pruning, plus raking up and bagging the last of the fallen leaves.

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Greenfingers charity donation

Give Back This Black Friday

Give Back This Black Friday!

Dobies is pleased to donate 5% of all sales today to the Greenfingers Charity.

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Greenfingers is a National Charity that supports life-limited children who spend time in hospices around the UK.

The Charity creates inspiring gardens for the children to enjoy with their family and friends – the perfect haven for having fun or therapeutic rest and relaxation.

So shop now and grow our donation!

Kim Stoddart pictured in her resilient gardens (2)

Building Resilience in our Gardens

Building Resilience in our Gardens: Looking Backwards to See the Way Forward

Guest blog: in an extract from her new book, The Climate Change Garden, author Kim Stoddart explains how learning from the past will help us to weather the climate change storm ahead…

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Dobies Bulb Catalogue 2019

Win a trip for 2 to see the Dutch bulb fields in Keukenhof!

Dutch bulbs are highly sought after all across the globe and most of the bulbs that are planted in gardens around the world are Dutch-grown.

Flower bulb cultivation was introduced to northern Holland by prosperous merchants from Haarlem and Amsterdam in the 16th Century. The Sandy region between Leiden and Haarlem has been the hub of bulb cultivation ever since. This region includes the famous 70-acre Keukenhof garden, whose 3,500 different varieties of bulbs in bloom attracts thousands of visitors each spring.

With generations of expertise behind them and absolutely perfect growing conditions in the renowned growing regions, there are few who can equal the Dutch growers!

Win a Trip for 2 to Holland

To enter our fantastic competition to win a trip for two people to Holland, including a visit to the bulb fields at Keukenhof, simply answer the following question:

What is the name of the world-famous blue and white pottery produced in Holland?

For full details and to enter, visit the Keukenhof competition web page.

Terms & Conditions

Competition closes 30/11/2019. Winner will be notified by 31/12/2019. No purchase necessary. Full terms and conditions are available online. No cash alternative will be offered. Break for 2 people must be booked before 31/01/2020.

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November Newsletter

The focus for the November garden is protection. Cold weather has arrived, and tender plants need to be snug in the greenhouse with those too large to move being cloaked in protective fleece. Move containers to shelter against house walls and make sure that any staked plants are nice and secure against wind rock. Use fleece and cloches to protect veg plants such as chard and swede against frost and possible snow.

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