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…

Brexit Backlash as Gardeners Choose ‘Euro Veg’!

Is this just a strange coincidence or a manifestation of repressed wishful thinking? Whilst analysing this year’s veg sales, the team at mail order seed specialists D.T. Brown have discovered an interesting trend. Since the Brexit vote last year, sales of vegetable seeds with European connections are considerably up on last year, however some with British links have performed poorly. Vegetables such as French Beans, Brussels Sprouts, and Swiss Chard…

Cutting Edge Veg one day course with Garden Organic

A must do course for budding organic gardeners Cutting Edge Veg at: Ryton Organic Gardens on: Tuesday, 22 August 2017 – 10:00am to 4:00pm In the last 50 years our culinary horizons have broadened to encompass a wide range of cultures including India, Chinese, South East Asia and the Caribbean. However, it seems that our growing skills have lagged behind our cooking habits. This course will show you how to…

Chelsea Gold hat trick for Great Pavilion potato display

For the third year in a row, Morrice and Ann Innes of Newmachar, north of Aberdeen, have won a prestigious RHS Chelsea Gold Medal for their exhibit in the renowned Flower Show’s Great Pavilion. However there are no flowers on their stand which is sponsored by Thompson & Morgan; only potatoes.   Their award-winning potato display of 154 different varieties aims to highlight the diversity and versatility of the nation’s…

Scottish potato enthusiasts go for Gold Medal hat trick at Chelsea Flower Show

Morrice and Ann Innes of Newmachar, north of Aberdeen, have won a prestigious RHS Chelsea Gold Medal at the renowned annual Flower Show for the past two years. They are returning to the Great Pavilion this year in the hope of making it three in a row. What is unusual is that there are no flowers blooming on the Innes’ exhibit. Their stand, sponsored by Thompson & Morgan, is a…

Thompson & Morgan brings down the price of seed potatoes, so ‘grow your own’.

With spud prices set to soar for retailers and consumers, Thompson & Morgan brings down the price of seed potatoes and repeats its mantra to ‘grow your own’. According to sources such as the Financial Times (Feb. 3 2017) and London-based data firm, Mintec (30 Jan. 2017), UK potato prices are up 30% year-on-year due to a decline in production.  Their figures show a reduction in UK potato output for…

Acquisition of T&M by BVG Group

On Tuesday 7th March 2017 the BVG Group acquired 100% of the share capital of Branded Garden Products, the parent company of Thompson & Morgan. The new combined group will have a turnover of £140m with an EBITDA of around £13.5m. BVG Group is a market leader in the direct sale of sporting supplements, fishing tackle, footwear and clothing, as well as, home and garden products. T&M has grown its…

Is organic food better for you? -very important FACTS, not ‘fake news’, from Garden Organic

Contrary to the mass of misinformation undermining the benefits of eating organic produce, here is a very important article compiled by Garden Organic, the original voice of the organic movement: Is organic food better for you? This is a question which has intrigued those on both sides of the organic fence. Instinctively, organic growers feel that their produce – grown without chemicals and using natural fertilisers – must be safer…