New Dibleys Catalogue - Download it now!

Dibleys 2011 Houseplant Catalogue is out now! 
 
Once again we have great pleasure in bringing you our new catalogue in which you find a much extended range of plants and accessories.

In the last year we have been awarded a total of 9 Gold Medals at RHS shows including our 21st Chelsea Gold. Streptocarpus 'Harlequin Blue' was voted by a large majority as the Best Introduction at Chelsea 2010. If you have not tried the plant yet we can certainly recommend it as something quite different and very beautiful.  For this year we have 5 new Streptocarpus, 4 bred here on the nursery (see page 4) that we think you will find a lovely addition to your collection.

Our range of Achimenes continues to expand and these beautiful plants are enjoying a resurgence in popularity; they are so easy to grow. If you like Saintpaulias we think we have the largest selection available in Europe with a number of new interesting introductions this year.

We have added another new genus to our range of plants, scented Pelargoniums (page 28), something with a new dimension to include in your plant collection.
You will see on the back-cover that we are now able to send you fully grown Streptocarpus plants that are just coming into flower, by post. Ideal as gifts or for instant impact.

Do come and visit us - I don't think you will be disappointed. You will of course, be able to buy a wide range of plants and the accessories to grow them. Our glasshouses are open for you to see thousands of flowering plants being grown, giving a definite 'wow factor'. Our Garden is also open through the Spring and Summer. There are about 8 acres of trees and shrubs, many rare and unusual with colour throughout the season.

Do remember that many plants listed in this catalogue will grow happily outside through the Summer, either as patio plants or as bedding. We trust you will find plenty to interest you herein and that will give you a lot of pleasure in the coming season.
 
You can order the catalogue through the post by going to www,dibleys.com/catalog.htm

Dibleys' Autumn Achimenes Catalogue now out!

The new Dibleys’ Achimenes Catalogue is out now, which after its first year has proved to be a very popular addition to our season. We are very grateful for all the interest our customers have shown during the year.

Achimenes are such rewarding plants to grow and there is great pleasure in watching them develop from small rhizomes into attractive free flowering pot plants ranging in colour from delicate pastels to bright and vivid hues. For this years selection we have an additional six new varieties which we hope you may like to try.
Some of the varieties we list were popular in Victorian times, for example Ami Van Houtte and the spectacular Ambroise Verschaffelt.We feel it is important to keep as many Achimenes varieties in cultivation as possible (the widest range in the UK), both to help preserve the genus and to make them directly available to you. If these plants are new to you, the Achimenes Gift Pack will provide a great way to get started, containing all the necessary items needed to produce a wonderful display of flowering plants for either in the house, greenhouse or conservatory during the Summer and early Autumn months.
We have added an extra four pages to this years catalogue, including current and new sundry items. Some of these will make excellent Christmas presents, especially the Grow Light Garden which will help to keep plants flowering through the dark winter months.Why not treat someone to the beautiful all year round flowering Streptocarpus Crystal Ice? It is delivered as a potted plant in our specially designed bespoke packaging.You can even add your own personal touch by choosing your own preferred colour of ceramic pot to match this stunning plant.

Gardeners' World - Strep Propagation by Leaf Cuttings

Toby Buckland demonstrates how to take streptocarpus leaf cuttings on last week's BBC Gardeners' World. 

Toby said 'As for a plant for 2010, so far it has to be Streptocarpus. It certainly wowed the crowds down at this year's Chelsea Flower Show.. I think my favourite is Falling Stars.'

Scroll 47 minutes in to see the streptocarpus section:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00t946r/Gardeners_World_2010_2011_Episode_17/

Lucky Dip

Have a look at this year's Lucky Dip offers! Five plants for £10.95, ten plants for £19.95 and fifteen plants for only £26.00. Price includes post and packing in the UK (£3.50 extra for rest of EU).

Firstly choose the size of collection you would like (5, 10 or 15 plants), then select your first choice and second choice of varieties.
We will then aim to send your own favourite varieties in a special low price collection. If we cannot match all your first choice, we will include varieties from your second choice for a lovely display of colour and form to meet your own preference. Post it to us or fax it to 01978 790668.