We are hoping gardeners throughout the UK will support a team of seven of its staff – the self-styled Lightning Seeds – who will be undertaking a 20-mile walk on Friday, 17 March to help raise funds for the Greenfingers Garden Re-Leaf Day. Many of our stockists also support Greenfingers, the charity dedicated to creating magical gardens for children’s hospices.
Mr Fothergill’s team comprises Samantha Broadway, David Carey, Ian Cross, Tim Jeffries, Richard Keegan, Alison Mulvaney and Alison Roberts. To donate, please go to the JustGiving page to donate.
We have also pledged 25p to Greenfingers for every packet of its newly launched, exclusive sweet pea Greenfingers, 20 seeds priced at £2.45, the company sells through its retailers and mail order catalogue, and hopes gardeners will want to grow it this summer.
David Carey commented “The prospect of the walk is a little daunting, but we are delighted to lend our weight to such a worthwhile cause – and by launching sweet pea Greenfingers as well, we hope we can raise the charity’s profile with our customers, Britain’s gardeners and the garden trade, not just on Garden Re-Leaf Day, but throughout the year”.
Sweet pea Greenfingers has an old-fashioned grandiflora flower form and the strong, memorable scent associated with those types in their Victorian heyday; its blooms are a rich cream with a delicate wire rim or picotée of pale violet. The climber is well suited to both garden display and as a cut flower, when its fragrance fills a room.
Greenfingers is a national charity dedicated to supporting the children who spend time in hospices around the UK, along with their families, by creating inspiring gardens for them to relax in and enjoy. The Charity makes beautiful, well-designed outdoor spaces for children to share with family, friends and siblings, whether through play and fun, or therapeutic rest and relaxation. To date Greenfingers Charity has created 51 such gardens and outdoor spaces, and has a further waiting list of hospices that need its help.
For more information on our range of seeds you can visit the website here, or to request a catalogue please fill out the form here.