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We're pleased to offer a selection of free, comprehensive growing guides. They tell you all you need to know about growing plants, including...
The bare root PERENNIAL PLANTS [HTTP://WWW.DOBIES.CO.UK/GARDEN/PERENNIAL+PLANTS/LIST.HTM]can be planted straightaway in the garden however i...
Potted PERENNIAL PLANTS [http://www.dobies.co.uk/Garden/Perennial+Plants/list.htm] can be planted direct into their flowering position. Ensu...
Super Plug (Pot Ready) PERENNIAL PLANTS should be grown on in 10-12cm (4-5") pots using a good quality potting compost. Until the plants ...
Depending on what VEGETABLE PLANTS [http://www.dobies.co.uk/Garden/Vegetables/Vegetable+Plants/] are being planted; the vegetable Plug Plant...
The following list below are drought resistant plants which tolerate dryer soil conditions thus require less frequent watering than many oth...
Double flowered cutting raised petunias will need dead heading. The modern day single flowered varieties of petunia that are raised from c...
We're delighted to say that yes, we do! In recent years Impatiens walleriana plants have been attacked by the fungal disease downy mildew. ...
Our BEDDING PLANTS [http://www.dobies.co.uk/Garden/Flowers/Flower+Plants/All+Flower+Plants/list.htm] are available in a range of sizes as fo...
Our VEGETABLE PLANTS [http://www.dobies.co.uk/Garden/Vegetables/Vegetable+Plants/] are available in 2 different formats, depending on variet...
A P9 is a well established plant that has been potted into a 9cm pot.
The poinsettia requires a minimum temperature of 13-15°C (55-60°F). Choose a brightly lit position away from draughts and direct sun. During...
The cactus requires bright light but not in direct sun and a temperature of 15-21ºC ( 60-70ºF). During the flowering period keep the compost...
When you first receive your plants, check the compost is moist and plant up into 10cm pots using a good quality potting compost at a tempera...
Check the plants are moist when they arrive and grow on in 10cm (2.5") pots using a good quality potting compost. When planting ensure that ...
Keep your azalea in bright light but not in direct sun. An average room temperature of 16-21 degrees C (60-70 degrees F) is ideal. Keep th...
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During the summer, water the plant carefully to be sure the compost does not get too wet. In the winter, only water enough to keep the soil ...
The Verbena Seabrookes Lavender requires a sunny position and a moist, well drained soil. The lavender flowers are produced from June to Sep...
Tea is harvested from the shrub CAMELLIA SINENSIS. The plants are best grown in pots in this country and these can be stood outdoors during ...
ASPARAGUS CROWNS [http://www.dobies.co.uk/Garden/Vegetables/Vegetable+Plants/Asparagus+Plants/Asparagus+Crowns++Twin+Pack_205386.htm] can be...
Grafted tomato plants should be potted on as soon as possible after receiving them into 10cm (4") pots using a good quality moist proprietar...
This easy to grow hardy orchid requires a moist, well drained soil that does not dry out in summer or become waterlogged in winter. The CYPR...
Sweet Potatoes don't belong to the Potato family but they are related to the Ipomoea (Morning Glory). As with the Ipomoea they are climbing ...
CHAMOMILE is grown for its flowers and the apple-scented foliage when it is cut or walked on. The plant will grow well in a wide range of we...
CLEMATIS BOULEVARD, FLORA AND REGAL ON RECEIPT Remove the plants from the packaging immediately. Check that the compost is moist an...
GRAFTED VEGETABLES [http://www.dobies.co.uk/Garden/Vegetables/Vegetable+Plants/Grafted+Vegetables/list.htm] are more vigorous, producing lar...
On receipt Remove the plants from the packaging immediately. Check that the compost is moist and water if necessary. PLANTING DIRECT INTO T...
The Kalmia latifolia plant is a relative of the rhododendrum and will thrive in moist acidic soil. It requires full sun and has large pink f...
When your Stevia are delivered remove them from the packaging immediately, check the compost is moist and water if necessary with tepid wate...
RHUBARB [http://www.dobies.co.uk/Garden/Fruit/Soft+Fruit/Rhubarb/list.htm]crowns should be planted as soon as possible after receiving them....
Grow the AECHMEA in a position that is in bright indirect light but not in direct sun. A minimum temperature of 10ºC (50ºF) is required for ...
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This colourful begonia which has attractive veined metallic rose-red foliage and pink flowers can be planted in a shady position in the gard...
Grow CARDAMOM PLANTS on a sunny windowsill in a warm room. The plants thrive in a moist atmosphere and this can be achieved by misting with ...
This half hardy perennial will grow to a height of approximately 150cm (60) in a large pot or about 12m (40ft) if planted outdoors in avery ...
INKARHO RHODODENDRONS [http://seeds.dobies.co.uk/search#w=rhododendrons] are grafted on to a rootstock that produces a plant that will perfo...
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This hardy, compact variety of mint will grow to a height of 60cm (24″). Grow MOROCCAN MINT in partial shade and a moist well drained soil. ...
Choose a sheltered position in full sun or partial shade. Peonies require a deep, moist, well drained soil. Prior to planting incorporate we...
The SPATHIPHYLLUM PLANT should be grown in a light position but out of direct sunlight at at a minimum temperature of 15
STREPTOCARPUS [http://seeds.dobies.co.uk/search?w=streptocarpus&asug=] plants require a brightly lit position away from draughts and radiato...
The TREE CHILLI can grow to a height of up to 4m (13ft) with a spread of approximately 2m (6ft) although it will be less when grown in a con...
This tropical plant is grown as a houseplant on a sunny windowsill, a steamy bathroom would be ideal, at a temperature of 18-20°C (64-68°...
This hardy, slow growing herbaceous perennial takes 18-24 months for the rhizomes to reach a usable size. The plants will grow to a height o...
This hardy perennial WINTERGREEN plant will grow to a height of approximately 20cm (8) with a spread of up to 60-90cm (2-3ft). Sow the seeds...
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The TOMATO HUNDREDS AND THOUSANDS are vigorous plants and a single plant is sufficient for a 35cm (14") hanging basket. Three plants will fi...
Your ROSE PLANT [http://www.dobies.co.uk/Garden/Flowers/Flower+Plants/Rose+Plants/list.htm] has been freshly harvested and may still have so...
Stevia is a natural sweetener that can be grown on the windowsill indoors or on the patio outside. Regarding any possible health concerns,...
It is not unusual for plants to be a little leggy when they first arrive as they will have been without light for a couple of days whilst be...
The CYPRIPEDIUM family are undoubtedly the most sumptuous of all the orchids that will thrive in our British climate. Their cultivation goes...
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The LEMON VERBENA is hardy to -5°C (23°F) and in milder parts of the country they can be grown outdoors against a warm sheltered wall in ful...
Garden space is very often limited so growing vegetables in pots is becoming more and more popular. Plants suitable include aubergine, run...
There are a number of vegetables that are shade tolerant and these include beetroot, broccoli, kale, lettuce, radish, spinach, green beans, ...
The netting or fibre material around the root ball should not be removed, as its removal can result in root damage. The roots are capable of...
Grown under ideal conditions all female varieties of cucumber will only produce female flowers however, a number of factors can result in th...
The estimated plant height also includes the height of the peat pellet and is only a general guideline as top growth varies between varietie...
The reddish/purple markings on the the underside of impatiens leaves are a natural pigmentation in the leaf. It is most commonly found on re...
The SWEET CORN MINIPOP [http://www.dobies.co.uk/Garden/Vegetables/Vegetable+Seeds/All+Vegetable+Seeds/Sweet+Corn+Minipop+F1+Seeds_438924.htm...
Plants can bolt or prematurely run to seed if they receive a check to their growth. In crops such as spinach this is likely to be due to dry...
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