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How To Plant & Grow Asparagus Crowns

March 9th, 2017 | The vegetable garden | 0 Comments

Young asparagus crowns growing in raised bedsAsparagus is a very satisfying vegetable to grow in your own garden. But it does take time & patience to grow. In this short post, we will guide you through planting Mr Fothergill’s asparagus. 

  • Take the asparagus crowns from the sealed bag.
  • Make a trench, it must be wide enough to spread the roots out and give them room to grow. The trench must also be about 20 cm deep.
  • Within the trench, you’ll need to create a small ridge so that the asparagus can sit on top of these. The roots can then spread down the side.
  • Fill the trench back in and firm it down. It’s that easy!

Asparagus can take another two years to get a full harvest – but it’s worth the wait! If you have any further tips on planting and growing asparagus crowns, then you can let us know on this blog or over on our social media. You can buy our asparagus crowns on Mr Fothergill’s website here.

How To Plant & Grow Asparagus Crowns


More bulbs, bigger plants and exclusive Primrose feature in Mr Fothergill’s Autumn Catalogue

August 16th, 2016 | News | 0 Comments

Mr Fothergill's Autumn Catalogue Mr Fothergill’s newly published Autumn Planting Catalogue 2016 offers more bulbs than ever before on four additional pages. All winter and spring bedding varieties now come as large plugs for even surer success, and there is a new and exclusive primrose with terrific ‘flower power’. The catalogue also includes bare-root wallflowers, perennials and several money-saving deals on multiple purchases.

The improved and extended bulb selection, top-size for the best results, has been extensively trialled by the Mr Fothergills’s to give an impressive display in spring. There are several new-to-Mr F narcissi and tulips, plus a focus on collections of both to aid customer selection. These include narcissi for successional flowering, naturalising, containers and double types, and tulips which are long-lived, scented, and suitable for containers, plus carefully chosen blends of complementary colours. Buy any four packs of bulbs and get the lowest priced one free-of-charge.

All Mr Fothergill’s autumn-planting bedding is offered as large plugs, as its recent trials proved these establish more quickly, grow more vigorously and flower earlier than the same varieties offered as standard plugs. In addition, large plugs do not need growing on, and can be planted straight-out if desired.

A superb addition to the bedding range is new and exclusive primrose Amore F1, a remarkably free flowering strain, which has butter-yellow blooms edged with rose-pink to create a lovely display in patio pots, window boxes and for edging paths. A pack of 20 large plugs costs £14.95. Buy any two packs of autumn-planting bedding plants and save £5.00.

Hand-graded, UK-grown, bare-root wallflowers in four single colours (£5.95 for 10)
and Persian Carpet Mixed (£4.95 for 10), are another highlight of the catalogue. All are supplied ‘in the green’ within 48 hours of lifting from the nursery for autumn planting and bigger, better plants next spring. They are despatched from mid-October onwards for immediate planting.

autumn-planting-press-release-flowerThere are also many new additions to the 14 pages of hardy perennials, all offered as sturdy, young plants in 9cm pots for despatch from late September 2016. New to the range are semi-double Anemone Ruffled Swan, bicolor Aquilegia Rhubarb and Custard, compact-growing Excalibur delphiniums, and three impressive kniphofias. Several perennial genera may also be bought as money-saving collections.

To request a copy of Mr Fothergill’s Autumn Planting Catalogue 2016, all you need to do is fill out the form found here.