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Perfect Presents For Gardeners Of All Ages On Offer From Mr Fothergill’s Stockists

November 5th, 2015 | The flower garden | 0 Comments

GroTray Courgette

Gardeners of all ages and abilities will appreciate a seed-related Christmas present as they look ahead to the new growing season in 2016. Garden centres and other retail stockists of Mr Fothergill’s offer an excellent range of attractively presented products ideally suited as gifts for friends and family who enjoy growing their own plants.

Those relatively new to gardening would enjoy something from the recently launched GroTray range. The GroTray is a compact propagation system which only needs watering once prior to germination, and comprises a growing tray, compost disc, vegetable seed and a propagation bag. The six varieties include two tomatoes, a chilli pepper, sweet pepper, courgette and cucumber. Once the compost disc has been rehydrated, the seeds sown and sealed in the bag, there is no need to water again until the seeds have sprouted.  The bag creates a micro-climate in which condensation formed within falls back down its side and under the tray to be taken up once again by the compost. Each has a recommended retail price of £3.99.

Garden Time Cayenne KitMr Fothergill’s GroBox scooped first prize in the Plants, Seeds and Bulbs category at the prestigious Garden Industry Manufacturers’ Association (GIMA) Awards earlier in 2015. Both GroBox – the garden in a box – and GroMat – the garden on a mat – will appeal to those who love to garden, but have little time. The GroBox is a straightforward concept, where a bio-degradable cardboard box holding four varieties of pre-sown seeds in a growing medium is planted, covered and watered in the garden or in a container. There are four choices – Herbs, Salads, Children’s Vegetables and Children’s Flowers, each with a recommended retail price of £6.99.

Equally easy and fun to grow is the GroMat, which again creates a flower or vegetable garden in just a few weeks.  The two-metre long, bio-degradable mat is pre-sown with a mix of either flower or vegetable seeds, and can be rolled out as one length or cut to fit any size of plot, border or container. The GroMat range includes Poppy, Wildflower Style, Blue Flower Mix, Red Flower Mix, Grow Your Own Salads and Grow Your Own Vegetables.  Each has a RRP of £9.99

In addition to the GroTray, Mr Fothergill’s has also introduced two new Chilli Pepper Grow Kits for the 2016 gardening season.  Each kit contains a pot, seeds of either Jalapeno or Cayenne chilli pepper, compost and full growing instructions.  The new kits have a recommended retail price of £4.95.  Other gift suggestions include four Windowsill Kits Herb Garden, Fragrant Garden, Strawberry Garden and Sunflower Garden – each comprising a galvanised metal windowsill container, seeds, compost and instructions, and with a recommended retail price of £7.95.

Gardeners will love this new plantable wrapping paper as much as the present inside!

December 8th, 2014 | News | 0 Comments

Plantable wrapping paperAnyone wanting some special gift-wrap for a gardening friend or relative’s present need look no further than Mr Fothergill’s website where they will find a range of Eden plantable wrapping paper in eight designs, each with seeds of the vegetable or flower portrayed impregnated into it.  This great recycling idea  includes a wild flower mixture, sunflower, tomato, pepper, carrot, broccoli (calabrese), lettuce and a blend of all five vegetables.

Printed on 100 per cent recycled paper using vegetable inks, each sheet of this UK-made wrapping paper measures 45cm by 70cm, with a minimum of 70 seeds per sheet.   It costs £4.99 per sheet.  Eden’s plantable wrapping paper is completely biodegradable and has no damaging impact on garden ecosystems.  There is no need to worry about even spacing, handling, planting depth or thinning of seed, plus no thinning means no seed is wasted.

The seeds are ingeniously embedded in the back of the wrapping paper in seven layers of biodegradable tissue paper. The wrapping paper and tissue paper layers use no glues to hold them together. The layers of printed paper with the wrapping paper designs on, and layers of tissue paper containing the seeds are held together through an embossing process. Each layer of paper is interlocked with the one above it, sandwiching the seeds between them, so none can escape.  The gift recipient can tear the wrapping paper into strips before sowing an awaiting germination.

Find the full range of plantable wrapping papers on the Mr Fothergill’s website .