Guernsey growers star on shopping channel
Tuesday 8th October 2013, 11:25AM BST.
GUERNSEY growers are set to feature on the shopping channel QVC as part of a promotion for a locally-produced plant invigorator.
Stan Brouard produces its own invigorator and has also licensed the product to TV gardener Richard Jackson, who sells it on the shopping channel, where it is a real success.
Mr Jackson brought a film crew to Guernsey to produce a minute-long film, speaking to professional growers who use the product. Over the course of two days, they filmed with local growers Raymond Evison at Guernsey Clematis, Mark Fletcher, Paul Petit and Terry Howard.
‘I’ve worked with Rodney [Brouard] for a few years on the plant invigorator and it’s proved to be a huge success,’ said Mr Jackson.
‘I wanted to take it further next year and talk to some of the Guernsey growers about their experiences in using it. They were a wonderful group to work with.’
Mr Brouard added: ‘The product is popular with the commercial growers and the message we were getting across is that if it’s good enough for commercial growers, it will do the job for the amateur.’