Award of Garden Merit Seed Range Offers Sowing Success for Home Gardeners

Mr Fothergill’s marks RHS preferred partner status with launch of trusted AGM seed range for 2018.

Gardeners can make their Mr Fothergill’s sowing selections for 2018 from a brand new flower and vegetable seed range, safe in the knowledge that the varieties have been tried, tested and recommended by experts at the Royal Horticultural Society.

The launch of the Mr Fothergill’s RHS Award of Garden Merit (AGM) seed range follows the appointment of the Suffolk-based seed supplier as preferred partner for licensed seed products for the RHS, a testament to the quality of Mr Fothergill’s seed.

Mr Fothergill’s retail marketing manager, Ian Cross, said: “We trial all varieties in UK conditions before releasing them into our general seed range, but we have gone even further in the search for trusted garden varieties with our new RHS AGM collection. We have worked closely with the RHS to develop a range that we all agree is the best it could possibly be for home gardeners.”

To carry the prestigious AGM logo, all plants in the range have been grown and tested in RHS Gardens and judged by a forum of industry experts. Plants only receive the award if they are proven to have excellent garden performance and are stable in form and colour. They also have to show reasonable resistance to garden pests and diseases.Cathy Snow, RHS licensing manager, adds: “The AGM ‘seal of approval’ tells gardeners that the plant performs reliably in the garden and is the ultimate guarantee of quality. Mr Fothergill’s has a well-earned reputation for its passion to supply the very best quality gardening products and we are delighted to be partnering with such a highly respected company. Mr Fothergill’s seeds are the only RHS endorsed seed range available.”

Available from garden centres and www.mr-fothergills.co.uk from August, the range comprises 61 top-performing flower varieties and 57 choice vegetables all winners of the RHS AGM award.Not only will gardeners be guaranteed excellent performance from the new range, they will also be doing their bit for local wildlife and the charitable work of the RHS. The flower varieties in the collection have, wherever possible, been selected from the RHS Perfect for Pollinators list, maintained by RHS entomologists and beekeepers.

View the range at your local garden centre or visit www.mr-fothergills.co.uk