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Mr Fothergills and the RHS

October 18th, 2019 | Plant Talk with Graham Rice | 0 Comments

Heirlooms from the new RHS collections: Nemesia 'St George' and Beetroot 'Cylindra'

Mr F is continuing to enrich its relationship with the Royal Horticultural Society. Not only do Mr F have an RHS committee member, former Chelsea Flower Show judge and author of RHS books writing this blog every week(!), but a few years ago Mr F launched two new ranges of varieties that have been awarded the prestigious Award of Garden Merit.

Now, in another step in this developing partnership, Mr F are launching sixteen new RHS seed collections.

Eight vegetable seed collections and eight flower seed collections each consist of six varieties approved by the experts at the RHS. They include Award of Garden Merit varieties and also varieties specially selected to thrive for gardeners with less experience. They include varieties, such as the excellent Cosmos ‘Dazzler’ in the Flowers for Cutting collections and ‘Minibel’ bush tomato in the Vegetables for Containers collection, that have not been available from Mr F up to now.

The Flowers for Drought Resistance and the Flowers For Hanging Baskets collections are especially welcome along with Vegetable Superfoods and Vegetables for Heirloom Crops.

The other thing to keep in mind is that these collections retail at only £4.99, for six packets of seed – the bargain price of 83p per packet, way below the regular Mr F price. And, of course, these RHS collections contain the same high quality, germination tested seed as all the other Mr F packets.

These new collections are great shortcuts to choosing the right varieties and, dare I say it, also make ideal gifts for upcoming the holiday season.