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Christmas Gifts for Gardeners

October 16th, 2018 | News | 0 Comments

It’s just 11 weeks to Christmas!

If you’re thinking of what to buy for your garden-savvy friends or relatives, we have got some great options with a wide range of gifts for kids, beginners and experienced gardeners. Choose from a number of innovative gardening gifts from windowsill kits to fun ‘grass head’ kits for youngsters – perfect stocking fillers!

For anyone new to gardening, why not try our patented GroBox and GroMat ranges of easy-to-grow, pre-sown gardening products.

GroBox is a bio-degradable cardboard box containing four varieties of pre-sown vegetable or herb seeds in compost which is then planted, covered and watered in the garden or in a container. Our range also includes a children’s flower garden and a children’s vegetable garden – great for the budding young gardener in your life.

GroMat is a two-metre bio-degradable mat pre-sown with a mix of either flower or vegetable seeds, and can be rolled out as it is or cut to fit any size of plot, border or container. You can choose from Poppy, Wildflowers, Blue Mix, Red Mix, Salad or Vegetable Mix!

We also have four windowsill kits – Herb Garden, Fragrant Garden, Strawberry Garden and Sunflower Garden – each comprising a galvanised metal windowsill container, seeds, compost and instructions.

The Herb Grow Kit has three galvanised pots on a tray, basil, parsley and chive seeds, plus compost discs, while the Grow Your Own Pesto Kit includes basil seed, compost discs, a ceramic pestle, mortar and instructions on how to make the much-loved Italian sauce for pasta.

Our eye-catching grow kits in the caricature form of various animals make ideal stocking-fillers and encourage youngsters to take an interest in growing from seed, like our ceramic egg cup-style planters – the Munakuppi (that’s Finnish for ‘egg cup’) Hair Grow Kit!

Each Munakuppi includes two sachets of seed – basil for short ‘hair’ and ryegrass for long ‘hair’ – plus compost and growing instructions, so anyone can simply sow, water and watch the green ‘hair’ grow. The six hand-crafted animals, including a frog, dog, pig, duck, seal and cow are becoming collectables.

Children will also enjoy our four new adorable smiley cats! These gorgeous kits come with a pot, coir pellet, rye grass seeds, instructions and growing tips for easy and instant display in the home. Unlike traditional grassheads kits, these ceramic characters can be used again and again.

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For chilli lovers, there are Chilli Pepper Grow kits available for classic, great tasting, fiery red chillies or juicy medium-hot green chillies, perfect for pizzas. Available as complete kits!

Mr Fothergill’s range of seeds and kits are available from garden centres, supermarkets and leading DIY stores throughout the UK.

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.

Mr Fothergill’s launch GroBox and GroMat for great new quick and easy gardening ideas

November 20th, 2014 | News | 0 Comments

GroBox and GroMatAs more people look for quick and easy growing ideas, Mr Fothergill’s has launched two new ranges under the Garden Time banner to fulfil the wish to garden among those whose desire to grow plants is perhaps limited by time and space constraints. Both GroBox – the garden in a box – and GroMat – the garden on a mat – will appeal to those who would love to garden, but have little time.

The patented GroBox is a straightforward concept, where a bio-degradable cardboard box holding four varieties of pre-sown seeds in compost 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 2-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 and is available at a wide range of stockists around the UK.  The Mr Fothergill’s Garden Time GroBox and GroMat products are also available online.

Great gifts for gardeners from Mr Fothergill’s range

November 10th, 2014 | News | 0 Comments

Anyone seeking thoughtful yet inexpensive Christmas gifts for gardening friends and family should head to garden centres and other stockists of Mr Fothergill’s for a great range of products.  Mr Fothergill’s Buzzy® selection of six gardening gifts and kits under the Garden Time banner will appeal to gardeners of all ages, and be particularly popular with youngsters and those wanting to grow plants for the first time.

Garden Time Windowsill KitThere are four Windowsill Kits – Herb Garden, Fragrant Garden, Strawberry Garden and Sunflower Garden – each comprising a galvanised metal windowsill container, seeds, compost and instructions.  Each has a recommended retail price of £7.95.  The Herb Grow Kit (RRP £10.95) has three galvanised pots on a tray, basil, parsley and chives seeds, plus compost discs, while the Grow Your Own Pesto Kit includes basil seed, compost discs, a ceramic pestle and mortar, and instructions on how to make the much-loved Italian sauce for pasta.  It has a recommended retail price of £6.95.

Eye-catching grow kits in the caricature form of various animals would make ideal stocking-fillers to encourage youngsters to take an interest in growing from seed.  The ceramic eggcup-style planters are known as Munakuppi (Finnish for ‘eggcup’) Hair Grow Kits have a recommended retail price of just £3.95.  Each Munakuppi includes two sachets of seed – basil for short hair and ryegrass for long hair – plus compost and growing instructions, so anyone can simply sow, water and watch the green ‘hair’ grow.  The six hand-crafted animals, including an elephant, dog, pig and duck, are becoming ‘collectables’.

GroBox line-upAnother great gift for gardeners idea, especially for anyone new to growing from seed, is Mr Fothergill’s patented GroBox (RRP £6.99)  and GroMat (£9.99) ranges of easy-to-grow, pre-sown gardening products.  GroBox is a bio-degradable cardboard box of four varieties of pre-sown vegetable or herb seeds in compost, which is planted, covered and watered in the garden or in a container.  The range also includes a children’s flower garden and a children’s vegetable garden.  GroMat is a two-metre, bio-degradable mat pre-sown  with a mix of either flower or vegetable seeds, and can be rolled out as it is or cut to fit any size of plot, border or container.

Mr Fothergill’s Starter Collection Boxes are just the job for those who would like to start growing their own vegetables, herbs and salads.  These six-in-one starter kits include seeds, compost, labels, pots, a pencil and a guide to sowing seed.

Munakuppi frog

Try these other great gifts for gardeners to suit every type of gift giving budget if you are rapidly running out of ideas!


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Bumblebee Lodge

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