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Christmas Gifts for Gardeners From Mr Fothergill’s Seeds

November 7th, 2019 | News | 0 Comments

Christmas is nearing once again! If you are thinking of what to buy for your friends and family, Mr Fothergill’s has got some great growing options for kids and beginners or experienced gardeners. Widely stocked by garden retailers and online, you can choose from a number of innovative gardening gifts from windowsill kits to fun ‘grass head’ kits for youngsters, which make perfect stocking fillers.

For anyone new to gardening, Mr Fothergill’s offers the patented GroBox (RRP £6.99) range 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 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.

The GroBox collection - Childrens vegetable garden, Childrens flower garden, Easy herb garden and Easy salad garden

There 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 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. It has a recommended retail price of £6.95.

GroBox windowsill kits - Herb Garden, Fragrant Garden, Strawberry Garden and Sunflower GardenGroBox Grow Your Own Pesto Kit

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 egg cup-style planters known as Munakuppi (Finnish for ‘egg cup’) 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 a frog, dog, pig, duck, seal and cow are becoming collectables. Children would also enjoy any of four smiley faces or four adorable cats. These gorgeous kits come with a pot, coir pellet, grass seed and instructions. These ceramic characters can be used again and again.

Munakuppi Hair Grow Kits

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, with an RRP of just £4.99.

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

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.

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.