Cheaper, stronger plants with more choice
Going bare root is the savvy gardener’s choice – not only are plants cheaper than pot grown, there’s a wider choice of varieties to choose from. Plants are stronger, free-flowering and earlier to get going in spring.
Often people shy away from bare root because they don’t look great – they are dormant when they are sent out, unlike fresh-faced pot-grown plants.
However, planting in autumn when there’s still some warmth in the soil means they can get established, ready to grow away quickly when spring comes.
New in Dobies of Devon’s Bulb Catalogue 2017 is wallflower Fair Lady Mix, a neat, free flowering, and fragrant form of mixed softer colours including cream, oranges, yellows, and pinks. Flowers October-November and March-April. Height 45cm (18″), 20 bare roots £8.99.
Also new is wallflower White Dame – flowers open as light yellow and fade to creamy yellow. Very compact bushy form. Flowers March-April, height 45-60cm (18-24″). 20 bare root plants £8.99.
Wallflowers dispatched from October.
Bare root roses offer
Buy any three bare root roses and receive Harkness Rose of the Year 2018 Twiggy’s Rose free. It’s a bushy plant, with pink/apricot flowers held in clusters, beginning in early June and repeat blooming up to the start of winter. Height 120cm, £9.99.
Rose Red Abundance has deep velvety red blooms. A bush type, flowering late May-October. Height 150-200cm, £9.99.
Gardener’s Gold is a new climbing rose, bearing clusters of bright yellow, semi-double blooms that don’t fade, which contrast with magnificent foliage. Very good disease resistance, £9.99.
Roses dispatched from October.
Windowsill mushroom kits offer
Dare I say it, this is a great early Christmas gift idea – buy two of these Windowsill Mushroom Kits and get one free.
Varieties include White Button, Chestnut, Oyster, Yellow Oyster, Shiitake and King Oyster, at £9.99 each. Delivery from September.
For more information, visit www.dobies.co.uk.