People of all ages are being encouraged to visit their local garden centre, buy Irish plants and start growing.
GroMór, an initiative by Bord Bia, in association with Retail Excellence Ireland, is calling on people to discover their green fingers this Spring, so simply grab a trowel and uncover the beauty and mystery of the garden.
There are over 60 local garden centres and nurseries located across the country including CountyLife in Fermoy, and Co-Op Superstores in Mitchelstown, Mallow, Midleton and Carraigaline www.GroMór.ie
GroMór ambassador Super Garden judge Gary Graham, comes the opportunity to create your own super garden.
‘For spring, the theme focuses on the seasonal plants with ‘Garden Colour’ across April and May. The winter winds have blown the leaves away from the trees and the leaf buds are sprouting. Your garden is ready to go, so bring it to life with a burst of ‘Garden Colour’.
‘There are a wide variety of plants that will brighten up your garden, and perennials are a good place to start as they come back every year. If you plant a flowering perennial every month, there will always be something blooming in your garden. Beautiful wallflowers, peonies, dicentras and euphorbias are perfect for April and if planted in clusters of at least four or five, they will really stand out.
‘Bedding plants such as primroses, violas, pansies and geraniums are the surest way to get a splash of instant colour. Again, plant them in big groups of twelve or more and you will really see the results.
‘Shrubs and bushes with colourful new leaves and spring flowers will add height and colour to set off the rest of your garden. There are plenty to choose from, April favourites include Pieris, and the beautiful flowers of the Camellia family and elegant Carex, a grassy plant that offers colour all year round.
‘The bonus to all of this planting to make your garden looking beautiful is that it’s also going to make your bees happy!’
TALK TO THE TEAM
Gary added, ‘Visit your local GroMór garden centre or nursery to discover the incredible choice of plants and seeds that are available to suits your needs whether it’s for your garden, patio, balcony or window box. Talk to the team and get professional advice on what will work best for your garden. They are happy to help you identify plants and many will help you develop a plan that will help with your specific gardening requirements.”
For anyone looking for advice or easy to follow guides and videos on how to grow flowers, plants, herbs, trees and vegetables or to find your local garden centre or nursery visit, www.GroMór.ie