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Mr Fothergill’s Announces RHS Range Extension

September 3rd, 2019 | News | 0 Comments

RHS Mr Fothergill's Flowers for Cutting Seed CollectionRHS Mr Fothergill's Vegetables for Easy Growing Seed Collection

Following the success of the RHS Award of Garden Merit flower and vegetable ranges, leading seeds and plants supplier Mr Fothergill’s has added a seed collection range to its selection of seed products for gardeners, again in partnership with the experts at the Royal Horticultural Society.

The RHS believes it’s possible for everybody to enjoy growing flowers and vegetables from seed and get great results, whatever space or experience they have. And, with themes including ‘Flowers for Cutting’ and ‘Vegetables for Easy Growing’, there’s something in this range for every gardener.

There are 8 vegetable collections and 8 flower collections, each pack contains 6 specially chosen varieties. For instance, Flowers for Drought-Resistance were selected to thrive in dry and hot conditions, where Vegetables for Heirloom crops have reputation for being reliable and rewarding for generations.

RHS Mr Fothergill's Flowers for Drought-Resistance Seed CollectionRHS Mr Fothergill's Vegetables for Heirloom Crops Seed Collection

Ian Cross, retail marketing manager at Mr Fothergill’s, said: “We are delighted to be able to offer this new range of collections. Working with the team at the RHS we have created 16 inspiring themes to appeal to all gardening tastes’.

Examples include ‘Vegetable Superfoods’, ‘Vegetables for a Vertical Garden’ and ‘Flowers for Hanging Baskets’.

Each collection packet has a RRP of £4.99. Visit your local garden centre, head over to www.mr-forthergills.co.uk to shop or request your copy of the Mr Fothergill’s latest seed catalogue.

Mr Fothergill’s Teams Up With The RHS to Send Seeds to Syrian Refugees

June 10th, 2019 | News | 0 Comments

Mr Fothergill's working with the RHS and the Lemon Tree Trust to help Syrian refugeesHundreds of Syrian refugees from the Domiz and 5 neighbouring camps in Northern Iraq are benefiting from receiving 2,000 flower and vegetable seed packets from Mr Fothergill’s Seeds.

This is the second year of a project that was inspired by a WWI seed lift from the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) to British prisoners of war living in an internment camp in Germany. Working with the RHS, Mr Fothergills has again donated packets of seeds to the Lemon Tree Trust projects.

Mr Fothergill's working with the RHS and the Lemon Tree Trust to help Syrian refugeesSent as part of a project set up by the RHS and The Lemon Tree Trust, the seeds were specially chosen for 200 Syrian families, who despite living in difficult circumstances, hope to gain some joy from the benefits of gardening. The list was made up of varieties that would bring colour to the camp and could be grown in the harsh conditions, including marigolds, sunflowers, peppers and cucumbers. Some seeds were also given to researchers of the University of Duhok as part of ongoing studies testing grey water success rates for both edibles and ornamentals. 250 packets of seeds were used in garden starter kits for community gardens and schools in Mosul, Iraq.

Tim Jeffries, Mr Fothergill’s Commercial Director commented “We are absolutely delighted to be able to help out the RHS and The Lemon Tree Trust by donating seeds from our ranges. We hope that they will provide some pleasure for those living in the difficult conditions of the Domiz Camp.”

Victoria Cross Poppies Raising Funds for Chelsea Pensioners

April 10th, 2019 | News | 0 Comments

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Normandy Landings, known as ‘D-Day’ and ranks as the boldest and most successful large-scale invasion in military history. Hundreds of men were sent to the front to help with the war effort. Today, Mr Fothergill’s asks Britain’s gardeners to mark the anniversary and help Chelsea Pensioner veterans by growing Poppy Victoria Cross again in 2019. 25p from each packet sold is donated to the Royal Hospital Charity.

There are over 1,000 stockists of the special counter-top display of fundraising Poppy Victoria Cross around the UK, including Blue Diamond, Kew Gardens, RHS Gardens, QD stores and many other leading garden centres.

Mr Fothergill’s joint managing director, David Carey, Chelsea Pensioners with Poppy Victoria Crosssaid: “We are proud to be supporting the Royal Hospital Chelsea and pleased to see so many gardeners joining with us to do that’.

Poppy Victoria Cross is a popular choice among gardeners and makes a fitting remembrance symbol with its bold white ‘crosses’ across single red flowers. Easy to grow and quick to flower from a spring sowing, this form of Papaver somniferum is ideal for informal borders and cottage garden settings. Its distinctive ‘pepper-pot’ seed heads are also useful in dried arrangements when flowering ends.

Established in 1682 by Charles II to provide a safe home for military veterans ‘broken by age or war’, the Christopher Wren-designed Royal Hospital admitted its first pensioners in 1692. The scarlet tunics and black tricorns of its residents and the Royal Horticultural Society’s Flower Show held in the Royal Hospital grounds every May are equally well known and respected around the world.

Poppy Victoria Cross seeds are available from garden retailers, mr-fothergills.co.uk and the Mr Fothergill’s Seed Catalogue. RRP £2.10 for 250 seeds.

See the Butterflies in the Glasshouse at RHS Wisley

February 20th, 2018 | News | 0 Comments

Butterflies-in-the-glasshouse-RHS-WisleyEscape to tropical climes at RHS Garden Wisley to discover more than 50 vibrant species of exotic butterflies as they fly freely among the Tropical Zone of the cathedral-like Glasshouse. You have until the 4 March 2018 to plan your visit before the “Butterflies in the Glasshouse” exhibition closes.

The special guests will showcase their magnificent colours, patterns and form among lush plantings such as palm trees, bananas, bromeliads and climbers, as well as the aquatic plants that thrive in the warm jungle pool.

This year, enjoy new species of butterflies such as Graphium doson (common jay), a black tropical butterfly with pale blue wing bands, and swallowtail Papilio paris (Paris peacock).

Other favourites to see:

  • Magnificent Morpho peleides (blue morpho)
  • Master of camouflage Kallima inachus (orange oakleaf)
  • Brilliant green Siproeta stelenes (malachite)

 

Mr Fothergill’s is proud to have entered into a new partnership with The RHS to bring out a range of flower seeds and vegetable seeds for home gardeners.  The extensive flower seed range creates beautiful garden displays with excellent performance. Additionally they have been awarded RHS’s perfect for pollinators, as the best source of food for pollinating insects.  The vegetable collection, of 56 AGM varieties, includes excellent modern strains as well as much-loved, trusted favourites.

The RHS Award of Garden Merit is a mark of quality, awarded to garden plants with excellent garden performance. Each award is given only after a trial at an RHS Garden and judge by a team of experts.

Royal Horticultural Society

 

To browse all the RHS events follow this link to the website.

Take a look at the RHS Range of flower seeds and vegetable seeds on the Mr Fothergill’s website.

 

 

Chippenham Park Open Gardens and see the Snowdrops with your RHS Membership

February 15th, 2018 | News | 0 Comments

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Close to both Ely and also Cambridge, Chippenham Park is a private Grade II listed family home set in 300-acres. This is an historic garden, first created in the 17th century and some features have remained static throughout history including the walled kitchen garden, the formal waterway and complex waterways, and some of the trees.The 40-acre formal and informal gardens are spectacular all year round – from possibly the greatest display of delicate and naturalised snowdrops and aconites in East Anglia in February, daffodils and early spring bulbs in April, summer borders and roses in June through to late-summer borders and autumn colour. There are some lovely walks by the lakes, canals and through the ‘Wilderness’ – an area of berrying trees and shrubs.

The Spring Garden with its breathtaking display of daffodils, narcissi and shrubs stretches for half a mile around the lake. In summer visitors can see a huge display of nearly 500 roses, a multitude of shrub and climbing roses and large well-stocked borders of interesting shrubs and perennials. And the autumn months offer a wonderful time of the year to see the fabulous differing colours of the rare and unusual trees in an area of semi-wild planting as well as many late borders.

To find out more about the Chippenham Open Gardens click here.

 

Mr Fothergill’s is proud to have entered into a new partnership with The RHS to bring out a range of flower seeds and vegetable seeds for home gardeners.  The extensive flower seed range creates beautiful garden displays with excellent performance. Additionally they have been awarded RHS’s perfect for pollinators, as the best source of food for pollinating insects.  The vegetable collection, of 56 AGM varieties, includes excellent modern strains as well as much-loved, trusted favourites.

The RHS Award of Garden Merit is a mark of quality, awarded to garden plants with excellent garden performance. Each award is given only after a trial at an RHS Garden and judge by a team of experts.

Royal Horticultural Society

 

To browse all the RHS events follow this link to the website.

Take a look at the RHS Range of flower seeds and vegetable seeds on the Mr Fothergill’s website.