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Retail rose nursery   Listing last updated on 21 Jan 2021.
Edinburgh, Scotland
1951 The Rose Annual
p130. Around the Nurseries.
Dobbie & Co., Edinburgh.
James Dobbie, a retired East Lothian police constable was an ardent gardener and keen exhibitor. He spent his retirement in Rothesay, where he rented a small glebe from the local Parish Church. Here William Cuthbertson joined him and helped to expand a small but growing business which was established in 1863. Cuthbertson, who travelled to the Scottish Shows, to display Dobbie’s produce met yet another keen amateur gardener and exhibitor of roses and dahlias in the name of Robert Fife and subsequently the two agreed to take over the small Dobbie business. By 1900 the postal facilities at Rothesay were not equal to the demands of a big mail order business that had been built up so the firm moved to Edinburgh where they now have imposing buildings comprising offices and warehouses. On the death of both William Cuthbertson and Robert Fife the business came under the control of the latter’s three sons, William, John and Robert, who acquired land at Dalkeith, and developed it on scientific lines.....
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