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d9859ae1aa82c87a53c0330d2d94a3b8With the wonderful sunshine this week, I have chosen some of the best plants that thrive in Full sun and long warm nights. Many of our customers ask what best for Full sun. Well truthfully most plants but the following plants will give a showstopper if planted in full sun.  if you are looking for  low-maintenance, high impact colour this summer with patio pots, baskets  beds and borders, Then try these this summer

verbena voodoo star
 
Trailing Verbena : Trailing Verbena look sensational in hanging baskets with clusters of tiny flower balls giving vibrant colour to your summer displays. These have a brillant flowering season and are maintenance free. What an array of colours to choose from, Vibrants reds, Purples, Pinks and Whites. I lovee the two toned varities . The Verbena Voodoo Pink star  has large clusters of pink flowers accented with a white centre star.  Stunning when combined with vibrant pink surfinias, Million bells and White bacopa
 
 
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Upright Verbena
The Verbena Obsession range will add height to your container or basket.  The Twister Red or twister Purple have pretty rosettes of small flowers, in two colours; pink and purple. It is a great little plant for filling in gaps in hanging baskets and planter displays, and also is a nice option for the front of garden borders. They have a free flowering habit and does best in full sun. This bring instant colour to your Display.
 
 
 
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Summer Geraniums or Pelargoniums : Pelargoniums (commonly known as geraniums) make beautiful summer displays and are simple to grow - the tougher you treat them, the better they flower. These are the best plants if your baskets and containers are in a windy place that tend to dry up fast,  Planting Geraniums on your patio will instantly bring a Mediterranean feel to your garden. These are the wonderful plants that are mass planted across the Mediterranean due to their low maintenance and because the need less watering that many other plants .  When planting , plant in block colour ant tones  to create a strong vibrant statement.  The trailing Ivy Geranium is a proven winner for baskets and Containers. With its waxy leaves and Beautiful Blossom, its ideal in baskets and planted with upright geraniums in Containers
Grow a scented Geranium : There are dozens of scented geraniums with an array of fragrances. The one thing they all share is that their scent comes from their leaves, not the perfume of the flowers. Scented geraniums have glands at the base of their leaf hairs, where the scent is formed. Crushing the leaves releases the oil and the scent. I Love the citrus fragrant leaves, It will trransport you to Almafi coast in a moment.
Plant along your garden path, on the patio, in the window or in specific area’s in the house they’ll spread their pleasant scent. Did you know they help repel Innsects that love to bite us in summer evenings. So these should definetely be in pots on our Patio furniture or near the BBQ. 

 

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New and exciting for 2019

Trixie White wedding.

A beautiful and serene blend of white calibrachoa (Million Bells), white (large flowered) lobelia and pure white verbena all brought together by the attractive mid-green foliage. One of our favourites for 2019. If you would like a romantic white and silver container, Plant this wonderful trixie with Dichondra silver falls or  Senecio cineraria ‘Silver Dust’. I love this combination in large urns, Baskets or tall pots at your front door. If you eish to add fragrant plant, Dianthus first memories is ideal in this combination

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Dianthus Scent First Memories
Masses of double flowers  right through  summer and wil be back year after year . A lovely Coronation with masses of double, snow-white flowers highlighted against a neat mound of soft, grey-green leaves. The flowers have a spicy, fruity fragrance which butterflies love.  An improved version of an ole favorite Mrs Sinkins . Loves a sunny position and will keep on flowering if you dead head it

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hydrangea Runaway BrideRHS Chelsea Flower Show Plant of the Year 2018

Runaway Bride

 

Hydrangeas are one of the most beautiful flowering shrubs that can be found throughout rural and urban gardens. If you want carefree shrubs that bring delight and beauty – you want Hydrangeas in your cottage garden.
Hydrangeas are a very popular shrub that thrive in our climate. From mid-summer until fall, they produce a glorious show in gardens. When we think of hydrangeas, we usually think of bigleaf hydrangeas (Hydrangea macrophylla) and these can be  divided into two types by the shape of their flowers. Mophead types  have large, ball-shaped flower clusters. Lacecap types have flat, delicate clusters.
But if you want a wow Hydrangea Then The Runaway Bride is For you. This plant has just arrived to griffins and is getting a great response from all of our team and customers. Its no wonder that ‘Runaway Bride’ clinched the title of Plant of the Year at Chelsea.Why ? Well  it’s the very first Hydrangea to produce flowers from every leaf joint, not just at the tips! Plants become laden with blooms, and hence have a wider range of uses in the garden, as the laden stems produce blooms Just like confetti a wedding dress.   It can even be grown anywhere from Container & pots, Borders  and tumbling over walls! The lace-cap blossoms are pure white, gently tinged with pink as they age. There are six times as many blooms as a usual Hydrangea, and they just keep on coming- from May to September. Unlike blue and pink Hydrangeas, ‘Runaway Bride’ is always the same colour too, differences in soil pH will not affect the colouring.
These plants are problem-free, as with standard Hydrangeas, and will grow in sun or partial shade. For best results, make sure your Hydrangea is well-watered. After all, Hydrangea comes from the Greek “hydor”, meaning water. These plants need to be kept moist. Mulching with bark mulch if planted in a border will help retain moisture in your borders. These shurbs will grow to about 4ft high and 4 ft wide and is fully Hardy . A true winner for your garden

 

Groups Open Day 2019Noclick 

 

Mon March 25th or Wed March 27th   11am to 2pm

 On Arrival - Complimentary award winning scones, tea & coffee.

2019 Groups & Tour Package -
Pick up our exciting 2019 package and our team will guide you through the  array of options for 2019

Demos - Complimentary Gardening demos throughout the Morning:
 

Spring / Summer Fashion Show - Complete your look this season with our stylish range of jewellery & fashion accessories.

WIN WIN WIN - Enter our draw to win great prizes.

Gift Bag - We all love the Griffin Gift Bag. One for everyone in the audience.

 

 This free event is a ticketed event with limited spaces. To book your Free tickets (maximum four per Group) please contact me with the name of attendees, Club/ Business   and which date you would like to attend.  Book Early as this is a popular event.  To Book  text your name, Club and perferred date to 087 9517574

If you require any further information about our “2019 Package for Groups & Tours”, please feel free to contact us by email

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021 7334286.

 

Some demonstrations will take place in our all weather outdoor area : So Dress Warmly

 

 

 

 

 

 

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There are so many different potato varieties, usually described as early, second early and maincrop potatoes. These names indicate when they crop and also give you an idea of the space you'll need, how closely and when they can be planted.First Early :First early potatoes are perfect if you want to grow small, new potatoes and should be planted from the end of February to late May. They'll be ready to harvest in about 10 weeks from the planting date. It's a good idea to 'chit' these varieties before planting - this produces long shoots from which the plants will grow. First early potatoes are ideal for growing in potato patio planters or containers. If you are short on Space and would love to Grow Potatoes The PotatoPot is ideal for you.A few of our most popular First earlies are Sharpes Express,: ‘Sharpe’s Express’ is a favourite early in Ireland for good reason. It is unusual amongst ‘earlies’ in that it is a floury potato . Ideal for steaming

HomeGaurd :  
a superior potato with excellent flavourPentland Javeiln: A lovely soft waxy-textured new potato with white skins and flesh that is ideal for boiling as a salad or new potato
Winston is a very early variety, giving good yields of bold white tubers within a very short growing season. Other varieties great that are great performers are the Duke of York & Orla


 It's also worth remembering that earlies are less likely to encounter pest problems as they're lifted so much earlier in the year.
SECOND EARLIES
Second earlies take 16 to 17 weeks to mature after planting, so you should be able to harvest them from very late June through to the start of August.
Caitriona : They have a distinctive kidney shape with purple splashes around the eyes. Catriona are a vigorous growing variety that produce strong yields.
Maris Piper : A pale skinned, potato with a dry floury textured flesh, ideal for traditional fluffy rustic chips.
 British Queen : This  variety is over 100 years old and still highly prized for its yield, shape, floury texture and delicious flavour.
Also great varieties in second earlies  are charoltee or try the unusual Shetland black. (A dark purple potato)

Maincrop
Maincrops are ready 18 to 20 weeks after planting, so they can be lifted usually from July through to October. Maincrops take up the most space in the garden, but they tend to be the best varieties to grow if you want some for storage. 
Cara : An allotment Favourite:  Excellent for baking and Chipping.
Kerrs pink:
the good old favourite in Ireland .  This variety accounts for 25% of potatoes grown in Ireland.
 
King Edward : A popular and well-loved late maincrop variety with good resistance to scab and slugs. Ideal for roasting .

How to chit : Chitting simply means encouraging the seed potatoes to sprout before planting.. Start Chitting Now . Each seed potato has a more rounded, blunt end that has a number of 'eyes'.  Stand the tubers with the blunt end uppermost in trays or old egg boxes, with plenty of natural light . Keep this room cool.   The potatoes are ready to be planted out when the shoots are 1.5-2.5cm (0.5-1in) long.
How to plant
Before planting make sure you prepare the soil well.
Plant your chitted potatoes when the soil has started to warm up, usually from ST PATRICKS DAY.  
Plant early potatoes about 30cm (12in) apart with 40-50cm (16-20in) between the rows, and second earlies and maincrops about 38cm (15in) apart with 75cm (30in) between the rows.
Handle your chitted tubers with care, gently setting them into the trench with the shoots pointing upwards, being careful not to break the shoots. Cover the potatoes lightly with soil.
As soon as the shoots appear, earth up each plant by covering it with a ridge of soil so that the shoots are just buried.
You need to do this at regular intervals and by the end of the season each plant will have a small mound around it

 

 

 

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About Griffins Club Members:

Becoming a Griffins Club member is completely free and you can start availailing of exclusive offers straight away. From offers and savings to exclusive priority booking for events, as a member you’ll get the most out of shopping at Griffins .

So open your free membership today and start saving. Speak to a member of staff in-store who will be happy to assist. 

It’s a win win situation when you become a Griffins Club Member. We value your business very highly & when you become a member we will offer:

  • FREE Membership
  • Exclusive deals only available to our members.
  • Inspirational tips for your garden & home via email.
  • Invite you to exclusive members’ evenings & events.
  • Priority Booking - Be first to hear of our upcoming event

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GOLD Member Thursdays - If you are lucky enough to be 60 years old or more, you will be given a Gold Card which entitles you to 10% discount off Garden Centre and Homestore purchases every Thursday. Also you can avil of all the offers and benifits of the Purple card too.

How to join 

You can join in-store. Joining is free of charge and you can start saving straight away.

Terms & Conditions :

1) Membership is FREE.
2) Applicants must be aged 16 years or over.
3) Your membership information and your instructions regarding how we use your information will be added to our database. Please refer to our website, www.griffinsgardencentre.ie for a full explanation of how we use your information in the course of maintaining your membership.
4) To receive offers and promotions your card must be presented at the time of purchase.
5) Your card is not transferable and can only be used by the signatory.
6) Your card is not a credit, debit or cheque guarantee card.
7) If your card is lost, stolen or is not working please contact a member of staff at one of our garden centres. The Griffins’ Club cannot be held liable for lost, stolen or damaged cards, or any promotions redeemed from the card without your knowledge.
8) The Griffins’ Club reserves the right not to issue a replacement card and to withdraw the scheme at any time with reasonable notice.
9) To be eligible for membership of The Griffins’ Club GOLD Member, persons must be 60 years old or more on the day of application. The Griffins’ Club reserves the right to insist on proof of age.
10) Gold Club membership entitles the card-holder to 10% OFF garden centre and home store purchases on THURSDAYS ONLY. Excluded purchases include: gift vouchers, delivery charges, other services, foodstore & Bakery and Garden Restaurant.
11) We reserve the right to add or deduct items from the list of excluded items at any time and without prior notice.
12) Gold Club cards may not be used in conjunction with any other offers or discounts. Where a multi-buy offer or pre-existing offer discount applies to the item purchased, you will receive the most advantageous discount – i.e. either the existing discount or the 10% discount but NOT both discounts.
13) We reserve the right to refuse you discount in the absence of your card or documentary evidence to confirm your identity.
14) If the Griffins’ Club suspects fraud or misconduct it reserves the right to cancel any points issued. Any points issued through human or software error may not be redeemed.

Griffins Club Members Nov EVENT

 

 

 

It's Beginning to look a lot like Christmas

On Saturday the 10th, we are delighted to be hosting a fabulous Christmas shopping event for all our Club members.  A Shopping Day with exclusive members only offers designed just for you.  There will be promotions across Christmas store, Home Store and Garden centre as well as amazing gifts to find some stocking inspiration. Enjoy a Complimentary Demonstration by Margaret Griffin at 11am. Top Tips that will that will give a wow to your Christmas Displays.
Each time you use your Members Card you will be automatically entered into a draw for €100 Griffins Gift Card. The perfect day to begin your Christmas Shopping
Offers valid for Club Members for Saturday 10th from 9am -6pm
Offers valid in store only and while stock last.

 

 

  Not yet member ,Visit us in store today to sign up to avail of these offers and lots more  ...

 

A selection of our exclusive offers this Saturday


 

 

50% off  Danna Tennis Bracelets. (limited stock available)

 

Griffins Club Members Nov Bracelets

 


 

20% off all Faux Furs and Kelly Craig Ponchos & Scarves:

Step out in style this festive season with our range of women's faux fur scarves, collars and cuffs. With 20% off, this is the ideal gift for a loved one or better still yourself. Full range of colours and styles available. 

 

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Christmas Store:

 

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Was €14.99 Now €9.99  Available in White, warm white, Red or Multicolour

 

 

Griffins Club Members Nov runner

 

Add an elegant touch to your table or hall stand with these Festive Runners. Be creative and make the perfect bow for tree, mantlepiece or on the back of your dining room chairs

 

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Dusk till Dawn Sensor Candles. We all are guilty of not blowing out candles or switch off the battery in candles. Now these fool proof candles are so efficient and effective that you will use them all year round.
This Candle will automatically switch on when the room becomes dark. Its safe , energy efficient and give off a wonderful Glow.  This offer is limited to 3 purchases per member.   

 

 Griffins Club Members Nov TREES

 

 Available in 120cm & 90cm

 

 


 

 

Love your Home then you will love these Offers:

 

 

Griffins Club Members Nov Lamps

 

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Love your Garden

 

 

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Traditional Gifts for the Kids, they will cherish forever

 

 

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