Guernsey growers star on shopping channel

GUERNSEY growers are set to feature on the shopping channel QVC as part of a promotion for a locally-produced plant invigorator.

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L-R: Director Steve Gardner, sound man Jason Creasey, Richard Jackson, Mark Fletcher, Rodney Brouard and Raymnd Evison

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.’

Comments for: "Guernsey growers star on shopping channel"

Devil's Advocate

Is this the plant invigorator that was to be produced in the massive shed on a green field site behind Stan Brouard? Last time I looked, part of the big shed was being used by Capelles building stores as a store, and the rest appeared to be empty.

http://www.thisisguernsey.com/latest/2006/08/11/brouards-must-expand-to-export/

So Rodney, if you're reading this, would you care to update us on progress?

Dave Haslam

If you read the article you posted again, take into account the loss of LVCR, and I think its pretty obvious what the 'update' would be.

Another approach could have been just to congratulate the guy on developing an internationally recognised locally produced product regardless of which shed its made in.

soph

Good news at last!

Congrats to you all

Trev

I am so pleased to see that plant invigorator is a local product. I never realised that. I have purchased it from QVC and it works!!

A really good buy - well worth the purchase.