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Brown/Fothergill

Postby Diane » Sun Jun 21, 2015 4:29 pm

I've just found out that these are the same - as I've just thanked, by email, D.T.Brown for my perfectly packed rhubarb plants...and received a nice reply from Mr. Fothergills?
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Re: Brown/Fothergill

Postby Pa Snip » Sun Jun 21, 2015 5:34 pm

Yep
Meant to raise this subject myself then forgot all about it :D

D T Brown and Mr Fothergills are connected. Just that D T Brown are not available under that brand in shops.

Thompson and Morgan are connected with Van Meuwen

Anybody know of any others.
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Re: Brown/Fothergill

Postby FelixLeiter » Sun Jun 21, 2015 10:37 pm

Suttons and Dobies are under the same roof. Suttons also sell Carters seeds as a retail brand in some discount stores (Poundstretcher etc.), although no longer in those beautiful packets that they used to be sold in, viz.:
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Re: Brown/Fothergill

Postby Shallot Man » Mon Jun 22, 2015 7:33 am

Fairly near HOBSONS CHOICE then. :(
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Re: Brown/Fothergill

Postby Pa Snip » Mon Jun 22, 2015 7:41 am

Felix
Carters packet is a colourful reminder of a time gone by.
Thanks for adding the picture

It was only a few days ago I pointed out to Mrs Snip where Suttons used to be when their head office and grounds were at Reading
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Re: Brown/Fothergill

Postby Johnboy » Mon Jun 22, 2015 10:14 am

Hi Diane,
Fothergills Seeds not only own DT Brown Seeds they also own Johnson Seeds and Country Seeds in the UK and sell seeds in many other countries around the world under other brand names I suspect.
They are a truly British success story and the are not part of any faceless conglomerate entity they are still owned by the Fothergill family.
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Re: Brown/Fothergill

Postby Monika » Mon Jun 22, 2015 6:55 pm

Kings Seeds and Suffolk Herbs are the same firm, and very good they are, too.
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