Mr Fothergills opens vote to name new sweet pea

Mr Fothergills has announced it is launching a new mixture of sweet peas to raise funds for the Royal Hospital Chelsea.

The seedsman is offering the chance to name the new mixture to the voting public.

The ?blend of varieties in various shades of red? will be launched for the 2016/17 season, with the Royal Hospital receiving 25p from every packet sold.

Staff at Mr Fothergills were asked to nominate their favourite names, with the top three being Lest We Forget, Remembrance and Scarlet Tunic. The company is now asking members of the public and the Chelsea Pensioners themselves to vote for the winning name.

To cast a vote, visit Mr Fothergills on Facebook or Twitter at: and

The Suffolk-based company’s relationship with the Royal Hospital Chelsea has resulted in it being appointed its first corporate patron.

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