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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.

Adopt an Adorable Cat or a Cheerful Smiley this Easter!

February 27th, 2018 | News | 0 Comments

We have added to our popular children’s collectable grow kit range with four new smiley face characters and four cool cats, creating a fun series of fourteen ceramic planters for bedroom windowsills, kitchens and offices.

Mr-Fothergills-easy-grow-kit-smiley-rangeThe easy-grow varieties can be sown year-round, making them ideal novelty gifts for Easter or any other time of the year. They can play a great role in introducing children to gardening.

Each kit is supplied with two packets of seed and a coir pellet. Young and young at heart gardeners have the option of growing long locks of rye grass or a short back and sides of fresh basil. Simply sow, water and watch the green hair grow.

The basil can be used fresh in the kitchen, while the rye grass can be offered to pet cats to aid their digestion – perfect for indoor moggies that don’t have access to fresh grass. If there are no cats in the home to keep growth in check, the rye grass hair can be tied into bunches or trimmed into style.

These ceramic characters can be used again and again. There is enough seed supplied with each to resow and continue the fun several times over. When all seed is gone, you can add your own or use the ceramic pots as fun egg cups.

Each character is supplied with simple sowing instructions and growing tips. They are available in garden centres and other retail outlets stocking Mr Fothergill’s Seeds at RRP £3.95.

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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 .