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Royal Seedsmen, of Edinburgh, and Marks Tey, Essex.
Established in 1865 by James Dobbie at Renfrew
1874 Transferred to Rothesay
1885 Purchased by William Cuthbertson, J.P.
1886 R. Fife joined the business
1893 Archibald M. Burnie joined the business.
1910 Moved to Edinburgh
1922 Business of growing and selling of all kinds of Garden Seeds, specialising in selected strains of Vegetables and Flowers for Competition; noted as experts in Sweet Peas and Scotch Seed Potatoes. Also the Nursery Department specialised in Dahlias, Pansies, Violas, Roses, Chrysanthemums, Fuchsias, Pelargoniums, and Vegetable Plants for Exhibition.
1934 Nursery established at Dalkeith