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Pretty pansies for all gardens

Wednesday, 27th February, 2019 3:31pm

By Margaret Griffin

Our summer flowering pansies have just arrived up from the nursery.

Pansies are the colourful flowers with ‘faces’. An Irish favourite, pansies are great for all gardens.

Here’s how to keep your pansies growing and blooming:

When buying your bedding plants, ensure they are Irish grown and properly aclimatised to with stand our Irish weather.

Also, the larger the root ball, the better. If a plant has strong healthy roots it will have the best start possible in your garden or containers.

When planting, they love moist, humus-rich and well-drained soil. I would recommend Multipurpose John Innes Compost with horticultural grit mixed through and don't forget the feed. Grosure Slow Release Feed will ensure that your garden bed or pots will be provide all the nutrients they need for at least six months.

Ensure in a dry spell that you water your pansies, especially if they are in a hanging basket or container that dries out.

To ensure a long supply of giant pansy flowers, deadhead regularly to remove all faded or dead flowers.

Pansy Plentifall is a trailing variety and a winner for all gardeners. Our nursery has been growing the trailing pansy for a few years now and the results have excelled all expectations. Homes and gardens around Cork can now have their wonderful hanging basket displays all year round.

This weekend is the first weekend of March with great talks, offers and kid friendly events throughout it at Griffins Garden Centre.

On Saturday at 12pm - Learn about growing your own vegetables On Saturday at 2pm - Create your own spring/summer colourful creations On Sunday at 12pm - Purify the air with houseplants On Sunday at 2pm - Biodiversity gardening.

 

If you have any gardening questions, phone Griffins on 021-7334286.

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