Love Your Plot
There’s never a dull moment at garlandpr HQ! Earlier this week we were at the wonderful Dobbies Garden Centre in Livingston working on a very exciting new project for Love Your Plot. We can’t reveal too much about what we were up to just yet, but it involved ladders, an extra pair of hands, and lots of props!
The staff and management at Dobbies could not have been more welcoming and accommodating. We couldn’t have asked for nicer hosts. The centre had everything you could possibly need for your outdoor space all under one roof (and in a lovely outdoor section). For budding growers there was a whole section dedicated to growing media, specialised plant foods and fertilisers, and even a wall of different varieties of seed potatoes! The homeware department was equally well stocked with some beautiful Mother’s Day gifts (26th of March- don’t forget!), and it’s amazing how many trips to the food hall you can justify in one trip to Dobbies. In the outdoor section the variety of plants, flowers and herbs on offer was staggering. One thing that’s fascinating about the horticulture industry, and visiting garden centres, is that there’s always something new to learn and types of plants to discover. What really caught my eye, though, was the BBQ section- they had a model for every possible size of space and I could practically taste the food already. Trying to figure out the logistics of having a BBQ in the office is more difficult that I expected…
We’ll be unveiling the fruits of our labour next week, but until then make sure you check out Love Your Plot’s social media for some great advice about how to make the most of any size of outdoor space. You can find them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. You can also find Dobbies on Facebook and Twitter.
Love Your Plot is a campaign to encourage people aged 30-45 to use their outdoor space more. Now entering its third year, garlandpr has been managing the campaign since 2016.