Over the past ten years, Flower Power has helped tens of thousands of gardeners, from beginners to enthusiasts grow fabulous flowers, fruits and vegetables. And Flower Power-fed plants have won over 60 major awards at major Flower Shows, as well as Garden News Best Container competition and The Sun’s Best Front Garden, Best Back Garden and Best Container categories in their National Gardening competition. I’m especially proud that many gardeners have been kind enough to call it ‘the best plant food ever’.
But now I’ve added something very special and new to Flower Power. Professional growers have discovered some extra natural ingredients, some very special bio-stimulants, that can help plants absorb nutrients even faster and more efficiently, giving them the potential to grow even better flowers, fruits and vegetables. I tested them in my garden last year and was really impressed by the results. So impressed that I’ve now added these natural plant extracts to Flower Power!
These bio-stimulants, humic, fulvic and amino acids, are made from totally natural plant extracts. They are increasingly used by leading professional growers and I’m delighted to include this major advancement in plant nutrition in Flower Power. Rest assured, It’s still the same much-loved formula, packed with the same nutrients, but now it also includes new Bio-Active technology to help your plants absorb the special Flower Power nutrients faster and even more effectively.
Everything that makes Flower Power so different from ordinary plants foods is still there, from the extra high levels of potash to the wetting agent. The seaweed extract is still there too but I’ve taken the opportunity to improve that as I’ve discovered a special source of extra fine seaweed that has all of the goodness but is much easier to dissolve. So it’s even more effective!
I’m very excited that Flower Power with new Bio-Active technology launches as Today’s Special Value on QVC this Saturday, but, for the first time ever, there’s an opportunity to secure it before anyone else at the special price when it goes on early sale on the website. And keen gardeners will be delighted to know that it’s also available on auto-delivery, so that 90 days later, you can receive another tub at the same TSV price.
I’ll be showing lots of new photographs of Flower Power plants sent in by customers last summer, including Rose Tabberer’s hanging basket, Adelia Rossi’s giant begonia, strawberries grown by Martin Fish (gardening broadcaster as well as a judge for the Royal Horticultural Society) and a stunning cottage garden style garden belonging to Derek Swann. He told me ‘My son, Matthew, bought me Flower Power. I thought nothing would improve on the fertiliser that I have been using since the 1970’s. Now, in my 85th year, I have been astonished by the results that flower Power has made in my garden, and it’s even improved the cropping on a 40-year old apple tree!’
It’s not just the new Flower Power launch that has made this such an exciting week at QVC. I was delighted to announce that Michael Perry would be coming back and guesting his very own shows. I’ve got a huge respect for Michael and I’ve enjoyed working with him for years. He’s one of the most enthusiastic plantsmen in the country and I’m very much looking forward to him being part of the QVC gardening team.
There’s some other big news too. I’ve just launched my 2018 plant trials, your opportunity to test the latest and best new varieties for free. We’ve some fantastic new plants including brand new petunias, some stunning new lilies and a geranium called ‘Tall, Dark and Handsome’. (I wonder which of the QVC presenters that was named after!). In the past couple of years, the plants that have been picked the stars of the year – Rhododendron Tinkerbird and Lily World News – have then been huge successes when we then launched them on QVC the following season. If you’d like the chance to take part in this year’s trials, you’ll find full details on www.richardjacksonsgarden.co.uk . But hurry, the closing date for applications is Sunday 11th March.