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New Dobies Catalogue and Code

Autumn’s here and so is the new Dobies’ Seed Catalogue. Copies are now available in the Octagon.

New plotters may not be aware that GFAA is a member of the Dobies’ Group Scheme. Under this scheme, GFAA plotters get a 40% discount on all seeds ordered by post, online or by telephone, or 10% on all other non-seed orders. (Please note this is Dobies with one “b” and not Dobbies – the garden centre with the local branch in Aberdeen.

To get the discount you must quote the unique to GFAA code when you place your order. Forget to use the code as you order and no discount is possible. The current code is available with the catalogues in the Octagon. Past codes will no longer work. If you can’t get by the Octagon, but want to order online, drop me an email and I will send the code by return (gfaawebhelper@gmail.com.)

GFAA gets a payment of 10% of all orders placed for our funds, making this a win-win for plotters and the Association. Orders go directly to your home address in individual deliveries. What’s not to like?

Dobies Update September 2019

GFAA’s funds will benefit to the tune of £30 from the Dobies Group Discount scheme this year. That is based on 11 orders received from plotters. That is quite a bit down on last year, but means that we will still be allowed to participate in the coming year. However, the current discount code is now suspended by Dobies for accounting purposes. A new code will be issued in the near future.

I suggest we give the scheme another go in the coming year and see if its popularity and use pick up. Opportunities to get 40% off seeds and 10% off other items on a regular basis are few and far between.

Thanks to those you took part this year.

Seed Saving Resources

Thanks go to Val on Plot 23 for suggesting this post.

Val recently attended a workshop run by the Tarland Seed Saving Network. This is a very enthusiastic and knowledgeable group running in the community and led by Lizzie Shepherd. Lizzie put the attached notes together and Val thought they might be of interest to other plotters. Lizzie has given her permission for these notes to be shared. Download as PDF.

Seek and enjoy

Sharp-eyed visitors may have noticed that a Search facility has recently been added to our site. It is located at the top of the right-hand sidebar of each page.

When you enter a search term and hit return or the Looking Glass, the full text of every page and post is searched for the word you enter.

Try, for example, butterflies or compost or BBQ. Please let me know if you run into any problems.

Scaffold Boards

Please be advised that a quantity of 13’ scaffold boards have been sourced for use by plot holders. They are in very good condition and are available immediatel.

In the first instance there is to be a limit of 4 boards per plot holder to ensure a fair distribution. In the event that the demand is limited, greater quantities will be considered.


If you are interested please contact Ron Stephen(Plot 65A) on 07818413999 and we will arrange for delivery to your respective plots.

New Dobies catalogues and discount code available

Copies of the catalogue and code are now available in the Octagon.  The new code replaces the old one which is now no longer usable. Email me if you’d like the code without having to visit the Octagon.

The scheme operates as before.  Repeated orders can be placed throughout the year. Plotters get 40% off seed orders and 10% off everything else.  Orders are delivered directly to the individual.  Orders can be placed by post using the form provided, or by telephone or online, but you must use the code at the time of ordering – retrospective claims are not allowed.  In addition, GFAA gets a 10% return on all orders placed.

Please remember, this is Dobies the seed merchant and not Dobbies the Garden Centre chain, so the discount is not available locally.  Believe me, I’ve tried – all very embarrassing!

 

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