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…

New Introductions to the Johnsons Seed Range

Johnsons is strengthening its vegetable seed range with the introduction of three exclusive varieties for the 2017/18 season, all of which promise excellent yield, flavour and vigour for ease of growing. Kale Sympatic (RRP £1.79 for 250 seeds) offers home growers and allotment gardeners a 10 month harvest when grown as both a mature plant and baby leaf variety. Nutritious baby leaves can be picked through June to December, while…

David Domoney Seed Range Makes Grow-Your-Own Easy

Mr Fothergill’s teams up with celebrity gardener to launch brand new seed range aimed at newcomers to grow-your-own Love Your Garden presenter David Domoney has joined forces with the vegetable experts at Mr Fothergill’s to develop David Domoney’s Get Growing seed range for the 2018 season. The collection comprises 56 of the most popular vegetable varieties in the Mr Fothergill’s range, plus 10 easy to use seed mats and tapes…

Flopro hope to mop up the watering and irrigation market with design, quality and compatibility

Flopro is unique in the watering category and the mantra to consumers is clear : With Flopro you get No leaks, No kinks, No twists and its easy snap-fit connectors are 100% compatible with all brands.   The Flopro watering range will be extended for 2017 with the introduction of technically advanced watering products which are both practical and stylish. These will include a new family of hose reels and…

New tools from Fiskars in 2017

Whilst there is snow in the garden early bulbs come into flower and there are only tentative signs of life, the business side of horticulture is in frantic overdrive to get their new products seen, reviewed and stocking orders to out retailers. It is the same every year but this winter seems to have been especially short, or was last year’s ration of summer sun so mediocre, either way all…

Grower left red faced after eating £1,000 Tomato by Kris Collins

Kris and the Gigantomo poster

Don’t always believe the marketing hype – even if it’s your own PR campaign! Having announced a £1,000 prize for the heaviest Gigantomo Tomato brought to The Harrogate Autumn Show, Van Meuwen PR officer Kris Collins quietly went about raising his own plants aiming to achieve a whopper. The initial marketing campaign featured a true photograph of a giant fruit grown in the US, some 30cm in diameter. Despite thinning…

News on products and new ideas for the gardener in 2014

Get Fixing with sugru® It is the exciting new self-setting rubber that bonds to most other materials. Form it by hand into any shape and overnight it turns into a strong, flexible silicone rubber. It is an easy way to repair and also improve the stuff you already own. It’s perfect for fixing household items, protecting expensive gadgets and enhancing outdoor gear – with imagination the material has no bounds for…

Environmentally friendly garden pesticides and slug pellets from Neudorff

With a previous posting in mind in respect to  detrimental effects of Neonicotinoids insecticides on the health of bees, it is essential that we find environmentally friendly garden pesticides other than the present offerings from Shell and Bayer.  Neonicotinoids are class of neuro-active insecticides chemically similar to nicotine. The reason they were adopted by the agricultural and the horticultural industries so wholeheartedly was because it was claimed that they had so…

HOZELOCK LAUNCHES ‘ALL IN ONE’ HOSE SYSTEM FOR THE SMALLER GARDEN SPACE

  British Gardening manufacturer Hozelock is set to modernize garden watering with the launch of one of the most convenient hose storage systems especially for smaller gardens, patios and balconies.  Expertly designed and made in the UK, the PicoTM Reel is the latest addition to the Hozelock innovative product portfolio. Thanks to its lightweight and compact design features, and priced at £29.99 the inventive 10 metre reel is perfect for…