British native wildflowers have been a real focus of interest for gardeners in recent years and Mr Fothergill’s have responded with an even greater choice of seeds of these popular varieties for the 2021 season’s range.
The previous offering of 14 varieties has been extended to 25 along with the introduction of a wildflower and wildlife attracting hot spot stand. The new hot spot displays all 25 wildflowers along with a selection of 27 cultivated flower varieties that are particularly good for wildlife, providing a good source of pollen and nectar for many insects and seeds for birds. Prices range from £1.85 to £3.60.
Other notable new flower introductions include Alysum Aphrodite mixed (RRP £1.85), Calendula Bull’s Eye (RRP £2.15), Clary Blue Monday (RRP £1.85), Nasturtium Baby Orange (RRP £2.40), Nigella Black Caraway (RRP £1.85), Zinnia Peaches and Cream (RRP £2.55) and the specially named Sweet Pea Nightingale (RRP £2.40).
New Herb and vegetable varieties for 2021 include Mint Applemint (RRP £2.15), Beetroot Kornett (RRP £2.15), Kale Amara (RRP £1.85), Onion De Paris (RRP £1.85) and Soya Bean Fiskeby (RRP £2.55).
Mr Fothergill’s RHS Award of Garden Merit flower and vegetables ranges have been hugely popular since their launch 3 years ago and this year sees the expansion of the RHS seed offering with new flower seed mixes aimed at novice gardeners. These mixes are easy to sow and grow. There are 6 mixes to choose from, each packaged in cartons containing enough seed to cover 20 square metres. The seed in diluted with buck wheat husks to make sowing easier. Mixes include Flowers for Wildlife Cool Mix, Flowers for Wildlife Bright Mix, Cottage Garden, Flowers for Bees, Flowers for Insects and Flowers for Birds. They all have a RRP of £5.99 each.
For children and those young at heart Mr Fothergill’s has introduced a fun range of grass hair kits. These are easy to grow all year round on a windowsill. A great impulse purchase item and very collectable. The ceramic mini pots can be re-used time and again or make fun egg cups once finished with growing. There are four themes, each theme comes with four different kits in a convenient counter or shelf display unit of 24. The themes are Kittens, Puppies, Friendly Bugs and Ocean Animals. All have a RRP of £3.99 each.