Gardening is important to people who love to nurture plants for aesthetics, and for those who like to be in control of the herbs, spices and vegetables they consume. But beyond that, gardening is also important for people who want to keep healthy as it is considered an exerting activity that passes for exercise. Raking leaves, sweeping and cutting grass are categorized under light exercise, while chopping wood, digging or shovelling are categorized as intense exercises. Bending down to tend the plants is a helpful exercise to the joints of the knees, hips and back muscles, while the exposure to the sun helps the body produce vitamin D which is essential for lowering the risks of breast cancer, colorectal cancer, bladder cancer, multiple sclerosis, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, psoriasis flares, prostate cancer, and many others. This does not mean that one should however be overly exposed to sun rays, as overexposure could lead to skin cancer. Like in all things, balance is required. Gardening has also been found to help reduce stress, depression and anxiety levels while boosting the mood and improving the self-esteem of individuals, especially when tasks are finished satisfactorily. The good part is the sense of accomplishment that one experiences every time he/she sees that his/her is well-tended. Dobies is a company that focuses on providing businesses and individuals with the inputs needed for a successful gardening endeavour.
Dobies is a horticultural company that supplies an extensive variety of flower and vegetable seeds, and other gardeners’ needs to the international society. The company, which has been in existence since 1894, claims to be ethically sustainable and socially responsive. Dobies claims that its nursery, which is situated in Devon countryside, is 100% peat-free, and the company is significantly plastic-free.
Products and Services of Dobies
The products offered by Dobies include vegetable seeds for species like Aubergine, Beetroot, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrot, Courgette, Onion, Leek, Lettuce, Tomato, Spinach, Turnip, Sweet Corn, Cucumber, Chili and Pepper, Cauliflower, Celery, Brussels, Herbs, French Bean, Broad Bean, etc. with the range of Vegetable Seeds offered by Dobies including Rob Smith Vegetables, Heritage Vegetables, Organic Vegetables, F1 Hybrid Vegetables, Companion Planting, Small Veg Garden and Blight and Disease Resistant Seeds. Dobies also offers Vegetable Plant Ranges such as Mushroom Plug and Growth Kit, Gourmet Root Vegetables, Exotic Vegetables, Plants, Patio Gardening, Companion Planting, Indoor Veg Plant, Crop Rotation Brassicas, etc. Also available are First Early Seed Potatoes, Second Early Seed Potatoes, Late Seed Potatoes, Maincrop Seed Potatoes, McCain Potato Range, Sweet Potato Plants, Garlic Bulbs, Onions and Shallots. Soft Fruits like Blackberry, Blueberry, Citrus, Currant, Gooseberry, Grapevine, Kiwi, Raspberry, Rhubarb and Strawberry plants are also available, as are Apple trees, Apricot and Peaches Trees, Cherry Trees, Citrus Trees, Fig Trees, Nut Trees, Pear Trees and Plum Trees. Flower seeds, Flower Plants, Flower Plugs, Perennial Plants, Perennial Flowers, Flower Bulbs and Tubers, Garden Shrubs, Trees, Hedgings, and different Bedding Plants like Geranium, Fuschia, Pansy, Begonia, Petunia, Salva and Sweet Pea Plants. Bedding Plugs, Garden tools, Greenhouse and accessories, Outdoor living products, Lawn Care, Garden Pest Control, Supports and Planters, and Grow Your Own accessories are also available at Dobies, as are Garden Beds, Wildlife Gardening, Ponds, Wildlife Gifts, as well as Plots, tips and advice.