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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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