Perennials usually take two years to get into flower; however, Mr Fothergill’s have a selection of seed which flower in the first year. Trials manager Brian Talman told Ken Crowther how they have working to develop a range of seeds which are fool proof.

Next year, 2016 is the year of the cosmos. Rachel Cole seed buyer for Mr Fothergill’s has been trialling different varieties ahead of the event. In particular they have incorporated some of the dwarf and tall varieties to show the different range of colour you get as she told Ken Crowther.