Dobbies joins poppy campaign

Dobbies Garden Centres has launched the national ‘Poppies for our Heroes’ campaign.

it will give away 12,000 packets of poppy seeds to community groups across the country for the campaign which is part of the garden centre chain's Here We Grow community programme.

Communications manager Gail Chalmers said: "There are three different suppliers that have come forward to help with the seeds, Suttons Seeds, Thompson & Morgan, and Unwins Seeds."

The seeds are to be planted in empty green spaces in local areas in March and April, so they will be ready to flower by Remembrance Day in November.

The garden centre is encouraging school groups, local charities, hospitals and other community groups to get in touch and involved with the planting project.

The Here We Grow programme helps communities to plant in their green spaces by offering products, equipment, and support.

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