Winter Ideas

Time to look out for the birds and protect your plants

Find your plant

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How to: Create a fat-cake feeder for birds

Don't forget about garden birds this winter, keep them well-fed with our simple how to

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How to: Care for garden birds

Follow our easy tips to care for our gardening companions

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How to: Plant a Winter Hanging Basket

We love winter white hanging baskets. Find out how to plant one up with our guide.

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Perfect Plants For Winter Colour

Find out our three of our favourite choices for long-lasting, seasonal interest to plant now.

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How to: Grow Orchids

These stunning flowering houseplants are easy to care for, if you follow these tips from our horticultural expert.

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How to: Protect Your Plants

Our handy infograph shows you how to protect fragile plants this winter

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How to: 10 Minute Room Update

If you enjoy keeping your interiors up to date, but do not have time to dabble with a paintbrush, Craig Roman, Dobbies’ Head of Visual Merchandising, has an answer.

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Our Favourite Winter Plants

Here are some of our favourite winter plants, chosen for their kaleidoscope of colour from berries, bark, leaves and flowers.

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How to: Care For Your Poinsettia

Claire Turnham, Horticultural Manager at our Cirencester store, explains how to get the best out of yours.

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How to: Keep Your Poinsettias For Next Year

Make your poinsettia last into the New Year with our expert care tips.

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How to: Make Room For Houseplants

Houseplants not only look great, but they also lift spirits. Graeme Shaw, Horticultural Champion at our Edinburgh store, provides the lowdown on houseplants and their care.

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How to: Pick a Houseplant

Choosing the right variety for each spot in your home is vital to success.

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How to: inject winter colour

Keep things bright and beautiful this winter with our colourful gardening tips.

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How to: Improve your soil

Soil is the most important thing in a garden, so it’s well worth giving yours a bit of TLC.

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How to: Speedy windowsill crops

It’s possible to grow tasty crops on a windowsill, meaning it’s easy to get a home-grown fix if you don’t have much outdoor space.