Mr Fothergill’s announces RHS range extension

Company: Mr Fothergill’s

Introduces New Varieties for the Year of the Cucumber and Refreshes David Domoney Healthy Start POS for 2020 Season

Following the success of the RHS Award of Garden Merit flower and vegetable ranges, Mr Fothergill’s has added a range of seed collection packets in partnership with the experts at the RHS.

The additional range consists of 16 collection packs on a compact hotspot stand. Among 8 flower collections customers can choose from themes like ‘Flowers for Hanging baskets’ or ‘Flowers for Drought-Resistance’ and 8 vegetable collections such as ‘Vegetable Superfoods’ or ‘Vegetables for Heirloom Crops’. Each pack contains 6 specially chosen varieties and has a suggested selling price of £4.99. With eye catching packaging and POS featuring Matthew Pottage, RHS Wisley’s Garden Curator, the collection is easily sited alongside the RHS AGM seed ranges or as a stand-alone display.

Supporting Fleuroselect’s Year of the Cucumber, Mr Fothergill’s has added a new variety to its existing selection. Cucumber Swing F1 (RRP £2.55 for 5 seeds) can be grown outdoors and produces medium size fruits with a small core. 

The David Domoney stand has a new look for 2020. Make a healthy start… is a new message promoting the importance of eating a ‘rainbow of colours’ for the best diet. Nutritional facts featured on point of sale show what vitamins are in vegetables people eat every day and the free booklet teaches what else to grow to enrich everyone’s diets.

Among other new and exclusives there is Sweet Pea Mayflower 400 named after the ship that transported the first English Puritans, known today as the Pilgrims, from Plymouth to the New World in 1620. 2020 will commemorate the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower’s pioneering voyage. Sweet Pea Mayflower 400 (RRP £2.40 for 20 seeds) is a ‘Spencer’ type, bred by Keith Hammett and produces frilly flowers in a pastel pink flake on a cream background. Vigorous and free flowering, with a medium scent.

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