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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.

Wrap mum’s Mother’s Day present up in our fab plantable wrapping paper

February 20th, 2015 | The flower garden, The vegetable garden | 0 Comments

Eden Sunflower Plantable PaperAnyone wanting some special gift-wrap for a present for Mothering Sunday (15 March 2015) need look no further than Mr Fothergill’s website.

Here 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.  Mr Fothergill’s Katherine Watt reports the wild flower and sunflower version are currently the most popular with the company’s customers.

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 and awaiting germination.

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 .

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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