GroMats that Mr Fothergill's sell. The mats are aimed at non-gardeners who want to grow things but may lack time/experience to fiddle about with seeds etc. I am a well-known salad-despiser, but I thought these mats were very clever and a good idea. I would argue that for those of us who want to grow some food but really are flower gardeners, these mats could be a quick and easy way of growing a bit of salad. They also sell flower and vegetable GroMats.
Two new plants were officially named on the day, a new sweetpea called 'Emilia Fox' and a tomato called Red Bodyguard. You can guess who the sweetpea is named after, the tomato name is from a book written by Ron Levin about everything you ever wanted to know about the health benefits of tomatoes, even somethings you didn't realise you wanted to know. Watch out for those two new introductions next year.
It was a great day and we were all well looked after. A big thank you to everyone involved.