New range celebrates preferred partner status
A new flower and vegetable seed range from Mr Fothergill’s has been tried, tested and recommended by experts at the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS).
The RHS Award of Garden Merit (AGM) seed range follows the appointment of the seed supplier as the preferred partner for licensed seed products for the RHS.
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 AGM logo, all plants in the range have been grown and tested in RHS gardens and judged by a forum of industry experts.
Excellent garden performance
Plants only receive the award if they have excellent garden performance, are stable in form and colour and show reasonable resistance to pests and diseases.
Cathy Snow, RHS licensing manager, added: “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 now from garden centres and www.mr-fothergills.co.uk, the range consists of 61 flower varieties and 57 vegetables.
The flower varieties have, wherever possible, been selected from the RHS Perfect for Pollinators list, maintained by RHS entomologists and beekeepers.