Article Source: Dobbies
First Published: 9 June 2021 16:19
Updated: 9 June 2021 16:20
The latest in a series of popular virtual events, ‘Pollinators and Perennial Plants for Summer Colour’ and ‘Small Space Gardening’ will both be hosted by Dobbies’ Horticultural Director and gardening expert, Marcus Eyles, and will provide top tips and expert advice on making the most of your outdoor space, to ensure you can enjoy it all summer long.
‘Pollinators and Perennial Plants for Summer Colour’ will take place on Saturday 19th June at 10.30am, providing the perfect opportunity to learn more about the plants that can make a huge difference to your local environment. Marcus will share the benefits of supporting wildlife and pollinators in your garden, including bees and butterflies, as well as advising on the top 10 plants that gardeners can grow to support pollinators and provide a healthy habitat for them to thrive. Marcus will also share his expert advice on the best perennials to plant now, to add instant summer colour that will return year after year.
For a gardener with limited outdoor space, ‘Small Space Gardening’ is a virtual event that’s packed with handy tips and tricks to make the most of your garden, taking place on Saturday 10th July at 10.30am. Marcus will share his expert advice on creating an oasis in a small garden, including tips on clever design for maximum impact, and the best plants to grow in a limited space. Marcus will also advise on his top 10 edible plants to grow in smaller outdoor areas, including terraces and balconies, to help gardeners make the most of their available outdoor space and grow plants that can be enjoyed in a variety of ways, from cooking to supporting pollinators.
During both events, Marcus will provide live demonstrations of techniques to elevate your gardening skills, and attendees are invited to submit their questions for Marcus too, to get expert answers to any horticultural dilemmas.
Marcus Eyles, Horticultural Director at Dobbies, said: “Summer is a key time in the gardeners’ calendar, and there is so much that can be done to make the most of your outdoor space, no matter the size of your garden. I am very much looking forward to sharing my knowledge and offering advice to gardeners old and new, to help them elevate even the smallest of gardens into an oasis to enjoy, and to help them choose plants that will not only brighten the space for years to come, but will also support the environment and local wildlife. Sustainability remains high on our agenda, and we offer more advice online with #sustainabledobbies.”
The summer gardening expert events are part of a series of free virtual events that Dobbies is hosting in 2021. Following a successful programme of Facebook Live sessions in 2020, they provide a virtual alternative to regular events usually hosted instore. Advance booking is essential for the virtual events, which are hosted on Microsoft Teams, making it quick and simple for viewers to log on and join in the event from the comfort of their homes.
The sessions are free of charge and exclusively available to Dobbies Club members. For those who aren’t yet members of Dobbies Club, membership is free and signing up is quick and simple, giving access to a variety of benefits, special offers and exclusive events. To sign up, visit dobbies.com
To sign up for the Dobbies summer gardening virtual events, visit events.dobbies.com
For more information on Dobbies Sustainability Policy visit www.dobbies.com/sustainability-policy
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