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Save Time and Enjoy Fantastic Displays with the NEW Speedplanter from Mr Fothergill’s

February 19th, 2019 | News | 0 Comments

Mr Fothergill’s is delighted to introduce a new concept for patio gardeners which will help save our customers time and enable you to create fantastic floral displays. The Speedplanter is a quick and easy solution for hanging basket and container planting to create attractive displays in just 3 weeks!

The company’s Emilia Merola comments, “The Speedplanter is a totally new concept and is perfect for gardeners who are short on time or don’t have the growing space but still want to achieve beautiful and co-ordinated patio containers and hanging baskets which will last through the summer.”

  Save Time and Enjoy Fantastic Displays with the  NEW Speedplanter from Mr Fothergill’s

Each Speedplanter unit measures just under 30cm in diameter and approximately 8cm in height, and will arrive ready for immediate placing into a hanging basket or container. Available as themed collections, each planter comes with slow release fertiliser already included and is set with 7 individually chosen plants, which will root through the bottom of the planter, and then grow harmoniously together throughout the summer months and last well into early autumn.

Emilia comments “The idea is simple but so effective. Sales have been really encouraging so far, so we’ve increased the amount of units on order in anticipation of strong interest from our customers.”

To get the best results:

  • Drop the Speedplanter into a hanging basket or patio container
  • Top up with a little more potting compost where needed (a multi-purpose type is good)
  • In just a few weeks enjoy a gloriously planted floral display!

  Save Time and Enjoy Fantastic Displays with the  NEW Speedplanter from Mr Fothergill’s  Save Time and Enjoy Fantastic Displays with the  NEW Speedplanter from Mr Fothergill’s  Save Time and Enjoy Fantastic Displays with the  NEW Speedplanter from Mr Fothergill’s

Mr Fothergill’s is offering six colour themed Speedplanter collections, three suitable for hanging baskets and three more ideal for containers. All are priced at £16.95 each and will be delivered from late May 2019, head on over to mr-fothergills.co.uk to order.

Unique new verbena

February 1st, 2019 | Plant Talk with Graham Rice | 0 Comments

Verbena 'Showboat Mango Orange'

We’ve occasionally been looking at that splendid old Victorian magazine The Floricultural Cabinet over the last few months. As we leave January, I see that for the January 1852 issue the good Mr Joseph Harrison, who “conducts” the magazine, has commissioned “Orion” to discuss verbenas. They love pseudonyms in these old magazines….

“Verbenas stand very high in the estimation of the flower-loving world,” he reports, “and deservedly so, for what rival have they for filling beds on lawns? What is there that will make a grander display, from early in the season to quite the close?

“So various are the shades of colour that a splendid parterre may be laid out consisting entirely and exclusively of the Verbena…. Yellow is the only decided colour wanting; though new ones described as yellow, have been, I think, dishonestly put out only to prove dirty white or pale Primroses. But no more need be brought forward to prove the superiority of this many-coloured flower over every other, for bedding and other out-door purposes…”

And while yellow verbenas still prove elusive over a hundred and fifty years later, last year’s super-scented ‘Scentsation’ (from seed) brought as fragrance as never before combined with soft pastel colours and this year we have a new colour, never seen before: ‘Showboat Mango Orange’.

Voted second favourite by 3,500 professional and amateur visitors to the country’s largest annual flower trials (we’ll get to the favourite next time), this striking new colour features large umbels of brilliant mango-orange flowers with blushes of pink and brings a new colour choice to verbenas.

Valuable in baskets and tubs, and also as a front-of-the-sunny-border ground cover, why not give Verbena ‘Showboat Mango Orange’ a try and order some plants?