Mr Fothergill's larger seed collections have been given eye-catching new header and footer boards. These have been designed to sit alongside those of sister-brand Johnsons, but they retain a stand-alone look, if required.
A no-construction, wooden display unit is supplied free on loan to any customer ordering Garden Time products with a trade value of £349 (ex VAT) or more. The company's suggested collection is one outer each of the four Windowsill Kits, one of both Chilli Kits, one of Herb Grow Kits and Pesto Kits, and two outers of Munakuppis.
The RSPB seed range which was launched in 2013, has a new header board for the new season informs gardeners that more than £25,000 has so far been raised for the wildlife charity.
Other lines on offer for 2017 include flower and vegetable GroMats, with an retail price of £4.99, GroTrays for the windowsill and GroBoxes for planting straight into the garden. Mr Fothergill's also reports on the continued popularity of its flower Seed Shakers.
Among 13 new seed introductions are eight exclusive to the Suffolk seedsman, including the bicolor French marigold Crème Brûlée and extra long-podded runner bean Guinness Record. Other 'exclusives' include climbing bean Python and runner bean Snowdrift, an improvement on the popular Moonlight, reinforcing that 2017 has been declared 'Year of the Bean' by the European seed trade.