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Now is the perfect time to start


Andres Poveda

GroMór, a new nationwide campaign to get the country growing, has launched in 65 garden centres across Ireland.

Supported by Bord Bia, GroMór will make gardening accessible to everyone by offering practical advice on how to make the most of your space, whether it's an allotment, an apartment balcony, or even a herb garden for the kitchen table.

Fergal Doyle, Chairman of the Retail Excellence Ireland Garden Group, says: "Absolutely anybody can learn how to grow, but with all the information out there it can sometimes be hard to know where to start. GroMór will help beginners find fun and easy ways to get involved. Growing your own flowers and food is a great, healthy way of getting outdoors, and now is the perfect time to start."

Passionate about plants

Bord Bia is delighted to be associated with the GroMór campaign which we hope will encourage everyone from beginners upward, to get into their outdoor space regardless of its size, and get growing.

For some people growing flowers or veggies can seem daunting. Don't be afraid - gardening is easy and fun and you can chose how much or how little you do.

But where to start? One of the best ways of finding out is by speaking to the experts. The GroMór experts are all passionate about plants and growing, and love nothing more than passing on that knowledge to others.

There is nothing as satisfying as seeing something you have planted thrive, and grow. The good news is, it's not that difficult. Plants, while living things, have evolved over time to survive all that the elements throw at them. Once you give them a situation they can cope with and a little care, they will do well and give years of pleasure. Look out too for the Bord Bia quality logo on plants in the GroMór range, which will do well in the Irish climate.

Your garden is there to be enjoyed and with a little input at this time of year, you will be able to sit back during the summer, with a nice cool drink and enjoy the vista.


A fun and accessible hobby

This gardening season, Bord na Móna Growise are delighted to be associated with GroMór  - an initiative designed to get the country making the most of their garden! GroMór and Bord Na Móna Growise are encouraging anyone with a 'grá' for the garden - from the most greenfingered to the completely 'green' - to get out and get their hands dirty this summer.  

#GroMór will promote gardening as a fun and accessible hobby, encouraging gardeners of all abilities, especially first time buyers and young families, to get active and enjoy their garden. With tips and advice online and in-store from the team of GroMór experts, the initiative will cater for gardens of all shapes and a sizes.

Bord na Móna Growise offers a huge range of products for all gardening needs including 'Growise Tub & Basket' and 'Growise Tomatoe Planter' and whether you're a novice or seasoned gardener, there's a product to suit everyone. With the help of handy and easy-to-follow tips and advice available both online and in-store from the GroMór experts, the programme offers a refreshing and innovative insight into the world of gardening.

Watch out for our exciting in-store Growise offers over the coming months and don't forget to join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Growise and on Twitter @GrowiseGarden to share your gardening experiences, pictures and tips with us.

Enjoy the gardening experience

As proud sponsors of the  GroMór campaign, Westland has been at the forefront of promoting the Irish gardening industry for over 20 years.

By producing unique and creative solutions to common gardening problems, Westland has become a leader in innovation and is recognised as a trusted gardening brand in Ireland for both novices and experts alike.

Our focus is on manufacturing products of the highest quality, to ensure that you can enjoy the gardening experience and be rewarded with the buzz and pride that growing can bring.

The foundation for a great growing experience starts with your compost. Our multiple award winning composts are rich in nutrients and a joy to use. Coupled with our extensive range of plant foods, and plant protection products, your plants will reward you with wonderful season-long colour and health from root to tip.

The envy of your neighbours is only days away when you use Westland lawncare products, designed to green your grass while you relax. But be aware this is an addictive hobby: once you start using Westland products, you will never use anything else!

Simply look out for Westland at your local GroMór stockist to guarantee great results everytime.

For help and advice on all your gardening needs, visit our website at www.gardenhealth.com

Irish Independent