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My family, who know how slow I am to embrace any new technology, think it highly amusing that I’m finally writing a blog. Just between you and me, I’m rather enjoying it!


Countdown to NEW Flower Power!

Posted by Richard Jackson on February 11, 2015

My goodness, what an amazing start to the QVC gardening year. Our first Today’s Special Value for a bumper pack of Wet and Forget, last Saturday, was a cracker and I’m not surprised it was so popular. I was on air for eight hours of live shows on the day so I was pretty tired by the time I got home but had a lovely time on Sunday celebrating Val’s birthday.

I’m extra excited about our next gardening TSV. It’s on Saturday 21st February and it’s the launch of NEW Flower Power. I’m itching to tell you more about it but I’m sworn to secrecy for a few more days. All I can say is that it’s new, and that it’s our biggest and best value tub ever! I’ll reveal all in next week’s blog!

Regular viewers will know that one of my favourite bedding plants is Begonia Apricot Shades and I was delighted to see Jean Willis using it to such good effect in her garden which won First Prize in the Best Container garden category in the nationwide competition run by The Sun last summer. Jean has been a keen user of Flower Power since I first introduced my plant food and you can see how stunning her garden is in this clip filmed by Chris Bradley.

Jean will, I know, be delighted to hear that for the next few weeks on QVC, we’ll be selling a new and improved form of Begonia Apricot Shades with even brighter colours, more double flowers and improved weather tolerance. I can’t wait to hear more about it from David Ponton and I can’t wait to grow it.

Another first to tell you, this week I’m filming the first of a series of seasonal gardening tips which we’ll be featuring on the QVC Extra Channel. I’m hoping that I can pop some of the clips on my blog page occasionally, so watch this space!

Finally, I took part in the RSPB garden bird watch recently and was chuffed to bits to see not only lots of my favourite birds during the hour long watch but also a green Woodpecker eating on the lawn and, then, just as the hour was coming to an end, I saw a Red Kite soaring over the garden. It made my day!

Happy gardening