Posts Tagged ‘Royal Horticultural Society’

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.

 

 

Spend some of February half-term at RHS Rosemoor

February 12th, 2018 | News | 0 Comments

ebruary-half-term-at-RHS-RosemoorThis half term the RHS garden Rosemoor is getting muddy!

Enjoy mud, machines and total mayhem this February half term, with fun and messy drop-in activities throughout the week. Each day, enjoy a selection of quiz sheets and colouring templates to add to our giant farm and building site collage, plus take a picture with our mini-digger or small tractor and wear your wellies to have messy fun in our puddle splash!

Find out about all the daily activities 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.

 

 

 

RHS Harlow Carr Exhibition: Women in Horticulture

February 8th, 2018 | News | 0 Comments

RHS-Display-Women-in-HorticultureCelebrating a century of achievement, this fascinating display looks at the highlights of the careers of a series of talented women working in horticulture.

Discover this exhibition at the RHS Garden Harlow Carr, featuring women who are represented within RHS Libraries’ original art and photographic collections. They include information on Gertrude Jekyll, Ellen Wilmot, Marion Cran, Dorothy Martin and Constance Spry. As educators, scientists, artists, writers and gardeners these women have changed the way we garden and left behind an enduring legacy.

The exhibition is open Monday-Sunday from 11am-4pm.

 

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.