Dobies Online Garden Centre. Spring is Here!

potted green plants on messy table in garden

It’s time to get back out in the garden. Spring always brings new hope, a promise of things to come. Slowly everything is coming back to life but my garden looks drab and tired. The spring jobs need to begin; mow the lawn, tidy up my flower beds and do some plant shopping. Read on to find out more about Dobies online garden centre. Spring is here!

Who are Dobies?

I have been lucky enough to have several garden centers nearby. This year as we are still in lockdown I will shop online with Dobies. Dobies are a reputable brand that has been around for the last 125yrs. They sell a huge range of vegetable seeds, flower seeds, plants, shrubs, and trees. I have to say that everything I have ever bought here is of good quality. I actually love browsing the site as it is well laid out, easy to see what you are buying and the descriptions are very clear.

Pricing

Their prices are great; for example, they have 45 Antirrhinum Plants plugs for £9.99. This is a great deal when you consider how much you might pay for one plant normally. If vegetable growing is your thing, then they have a great off on French Climbing Beans, 12 garden ready plugs for £7.99. They also have a great range of tools, garden equipment and bird feed.

Sustainability

Dobies are committed to developing in an environmentally sustainable way. I like that they don’t use Neonicotinoid pesticides. In case you are wondering what these are; Neonicotinoid pesticides are toxic to invertebrates and have a negative impact on other insects. They also have a wildlife section on their site if you want to create a more natural look in your garden.

In their Devon nursery, where many of their plants are grown, they are now completely peat-free. Peat is really important for the environment as it acts as a carbon store. When you did it up, it releases CO2 which isn’t good for the planet. Peat bogs are being dug up 60 x faster than they are being laid so it doesn’t take a mathematician to realize that it is not a sustainable source.

Dobies are also committed to reducing transportation and use of plastics. We all know quite a bit now about the hazards of using plastics but by growing many of their own plants, Dobies reducing the need for long distance transportation.

Nana Knows Verdict

If you are like me and love your garden, you may also care about the world around you. Buying products from a company that aims to limit its environmental impact means you can shop and do your bit for the environment. Beautiful garden; beautiful world. TrustPilot reviews are great and nearly 27,000 people have reviewed them. Go shopping at Dobies Online Garden Centre. Spring is Here! There is so much choice. What are your favorite buys?

Read more about Nana on my About page.

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