How to plant bulbs in pots
You don’t need a lot of space to grow bulbs – lots of varieties grow well in pots and hanging baskets, so you can add them to any garden.
How to plant bulbs in the ground
Give your garden a colour boost by planting summer-flowering bulbs this spring.
Gardening tips for January
January brings us the shortest and coldest days of the year, the perfect excuse to curl up in front of the fire making plans for the new gardening year.
How to get your lawn summer ready
Our lawns are at the heart of our gardens - a place to relax, entertain and play with the kids. With just a few easy steps you can get your lawn into great shape ready for the summer season.
How to plant young plants
Enjoy the sense of achievement & satisfaction of growing your own beautiful flowering plants to brighten up your borders, pots & baskets this season.
Planting out young plants
Once your young plants are a bit more established and showing healthy growth, they will still need a bit of extra care to get them fully ready for planting out into beds & borders and your pots & baskets.
How to grow from seed indoors
Don’t worry if you don’t have a greenhouse, your seedlings will happily grow on a bright windowsill until they are ready to go out in the garden.
PIGS IN BLANKETS PIZZA
Everyone’s favourite festive side finally has its time in the sun, or should we say,extreme heat of an Ooni Pizza Oven, in this mouth-watering Pigs in Blankets Pizza!
Top tips for reusing your real cut tree
We are encouraging people to think sustainably when they dispose of their real cut trees this festive season.
Quiet Grottos with Autism Together
In the build up to Christmas 2021, Autism Together, has been advising Dobbies Garden Centres on the setup and running of Quiet Grotto sessions in 50 of our UK stores.
Gardening tips for December
The last of the leaves fall from the trees as our gardens slip into their winter slumber.
How to create a fabulous floral tapestry
A real departure from traditional displays, this is a statement piece, that will last all season.
How to style a stunning stair garland
Statement staircase displays are becoming bigger and better each year and this season the trend is set to bloom even brighter.
How to make the most of outdoor lighting
Create a showstopping doorstop display and be the envy of your neighbourhood by lighting up your garden this Christmas.
How to create a wild eco wreath
Bring the outdoors in,with a wild and wonderful wreath to add some natural festive flair to your Christmas décor this season.
How to create a fantasy floral centrepiece
Create a stunning dining table centrepiece to wow your guests.
Not your average community
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Welcome to our gardening podcasts, your one-stop-shop for all things plants and gardening related. Whether you’re a keen gardener or just getting started, we’ve got something for everyone.
Gardening tips for November
As leaves fall carpeting the ground in a tapestry of fiery colours, structural evergreen plants start to take centre stage.
Veggie stuffed butternut squash
A delicious Autumn dish that can be served as either a main or a side
Chomp through all your food and garden waste turning it into rich, organic compost your garden will love.
Gardening tips for October
As autumn draws in on the garden, October brings warm seasonal colours to our beds and borders.
RHS Chelsea flower show
The most iconic horticultural event of the year, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, is back in bloom for the first time since 2019 and we are set to celebrate its return in sustainable style.
Autumn Lawn Care
Now’s the time to treat your lawn to some TLC – its worked hard over the summer and deserves pampering to see it through winter and into next year.
Garden gin punch
A twist on a classic hot gin punch. It has a balanced blend of citrus fruits and it’s perfect for sharing on an Autumn evening.
Gardening tips for September
After the frenzied activity of the summer period, September is the perfect month to take stock of the flower and vegetable garden.
Not your average gardener awards
We are proud to announce the winners for our first-ever ‘Not Your Average Gardener’ awards.
Layered planting is a great way of creating a potted bulb display that’s full of colour and interest – it will also change and evolve as spring progresses.
How to plant indoor bulbs
Several of our bulbs are suitable for growing indoors giving you early colour and fragrance.
Gardening tips for August
August is the time to relax in the garden enjoying long summer days. Watering is key this month.
Gardening tips for July
Mid-summer and the garden is at its most colourful. The frantic rush of exuberant growth is past, and our garden plants show off their glorious foliage.
Italian picnic sandwich
A perfect sandwich for a summer picnic. Filled with salami, rocket, homemade relish and mozzarella, it has all the flavours of Italy that kids and grownups will enjoy.
Helping your community grow
Our experts want to provide advice, equipment, products and support to projects that directly benefit their local area – make a nomination today!
A unique triple action soil enricher made entirely from a by- product of the UK’s first commercial biomethane generating plant.
Gardening tips for June
Now that summer is finally here and daylight hours are at their longest, the garden will be putting on an exuberant burst of growth and flower.
How to grow runner beans
Planting and growing runner beans is the perfect activity for budding gardeners and experts alike. Find out how to grow your runner beans with Dobbies.
World whisky day mint julep
Make a classic Whisky Cocktail, combining whisky, mint and sugar syrup, stirred to the perfect dilution with lots of ice.
How to plant dahlias
Dahlias make a delightful addition to any garden thanks to their bright colours and versatile shapes and sizes.
Plant, grow, eat… Edible roses collection
Now you can plant a range of roses that don’t just look and smell gorgeous, they’ll tickle your tastebuds too.
Our expert events
Welcome to our expert events. These virtual events aim to provide you with engaging tips and tricks, tutorials and live demonstrations across a variety of topics.
Spicy cauliflower & bean tacos with pickled red onions
Make these tasty tacos for a Mexican-inspired feast. Pack your tortillas with delicious fillings, including spicy cauliflower, borlotti beans and vegetables.
Gardening tips for May
May is a fabulous month in the garden! Trees and shrubs burst into leaf and flower, cottage garden plants fill borders with their exuberant growth.
Healthy soil this spring with #sustainabledobbies
Healthy soil plays a vital role in allowing your garden to flourish. Not only does soil allow plants to thrive, but it also provides a great habitat for biodiversity, attracting a whole host of wildlife to your green space.
At Dobbies, we are committed to educating about the importance of soil health and delivering environmentally-friendly practices and products, and sustainable solutions.
How to grow your own tomatoes
No matter how big or small your garden space, this easy grow-your-own project is a great way to enjoy home-grown tasty tomatoes.
How to grow an apple tree
Apple trees are one of the easiest fruit trees to grow and a focal point for any garden. They also have many benefits besides the juicy fruit they produce.
Gardening tips for April
As the weather begins to get warmer and our hedges and trees burst into blossom, April is always a busy month in a gardener’s calendar.
5 top trees for small spaces
There are many factors to take into consideration when choosing a tree for a small garden.
How to plant a herb pyramid
No matter what size your garden space, it’s easy to grow your own herbs to use for cooking, salads, BBQs and herbal teas.
How to grow your own strawberries
No matter how big or small your garden, this easy project is a great way to enjoy delicious home-grown strawberries and get all the family involved.
How to grow speedy windowsill crops
Growing your own speedy windowsill crops is a great, low cost way to grow a variety of leaves and sprouting seeds.
Gardening tips for March
The new season starts in earnest this month. Nature stirs into growth as the weather improves and the soil warms.
How to plant a hanging basket
A quick and easy garden project that’ll brighten up your outside space instantly.
How to grow your own rhubarb
Rhubarb is a surprisingly versatile ingredient that is great for all kinds of recipes from classic crumbles to jams and compotes, or simply roasted or poached with spices and a little orange zest.
How to grow your own potatoes
No matter how big or small your garden, this easy and fun garden project is a great way to enjoy home-grown tasty potatoes and get all the family involved.
How to grow a sweet pea wigwam
Sweet peas are one of the UK's favourite cottage garden plants.
How to grow your own garlic
Easy to grow, garlic is the perfect low maintenance crop if you’re new to growing your own vegetables.
Scones are the perfect tea-time treat, whether jam-and-cream-topped, plain or slathered in butter.
Hot cross buns
These classic hot cross buns are not quick to make but are well worth the wait.
Summer bedding plants
You can’t beat summer bedding plants for a colour burst and fast results.
How to grow a cottage garden
The great thing about cottage gardens is that there are no rules. Just grow what you love to create a garden that’s uniquely yours.
How to plant an alpine trough
While alpines will grow happily in rock gardens and stone walls, a lovely traditional way to display them is in a stone trough.
Easter nest cupcakes
Easter is the perfect time to tuck into chocolate and these Easter nest cupcakes are the perfect chocolate fix!
How to grow vegetables in containers
No matter how small your garden space, many vegetables will grow very happily in containers, from shallow bowls to larger pots, window-boxes and even hanging baskets.
How to plant a flowering pot
A quick easy and rewarding garden project that'll brighten up your outside space in an instant.
Lasagne is a classic that everyone loves. Make this easy lasagne recipe to share with the whole family and everyone will love this classic Italian dinner.
Learn how to make succulent beef burgers with just a few ingredients. Get inspired with this easy recipe for perfect homemade patties.
A deliciously light and zingy noodle salad with flavours inspired from all over Asia.
No gluten fish and chips
You can't beat homemade fish and chips. It's a British institution and a national dish that everyone can't help but love.
Chilli no carne (Vegan)
This vegan twist on a traditional chilli con carne provides a protein-packed, hearty meal that’s full of flavour.
Meatless burger (Vegan)
This quick and easy veggie burger recipe uses chickpeas and sweetcorn to tempt even the most carnivorous of meat eaters. It's vegan too.
Eggy brioche and bacon
Eggy bread, pain perdu or French toast - this classic breakfast dish has plenty of names and just as many options for toppings.
Gardening tips for February
As the days begin to lengthen, snowdrops and early spring bulbs start to colour the garden, a sign that spring is tantalisingly close.
How to grow onions and shallots
Onions and shallots are easy to grow and make the perfect low maintenance crop if you’re new to growing your own vegetables. They fit neatly in rows between other crops and don’t need a lot of attention except occasional watering.
Mac and cheese toastie
Macaroni Cheese has always been one of the well-loved classic dishes, but we have added a modern twist.
How to plant an acid loving shrub
A quick and easy garden project that will brighten up your outdoor space in an instant. Whether you choose a handsome acer with stunning foliage colour or an evergreen rhododendron with striking flowers, you’ll have an eye-catching focal point that will look good for years.