• Trip Advisor Excellence 2016 02
  • Cork Business Awards
  • Gael Taca Winner2
  • 5-STAR-GARDEN-CENTRE-banner
  • Restaurant Association Ireland 2016
  • trip advisor_2016_02
  • Afternoon-tea-banner2
  • best scone winner
  • Blas Na hEirean Finalist

'Like' Griffins on Facebook-logo 

Margaret's Blog

 

..............................................
..............................................
..............................................
..............................................
..............................................

Firepower

 

 

Now that's Real Firepower!

 

Nandina domestica “Firepower” is a low-growing shrub, reaching 2 feet tall. It works well as a ground cover or as a border plant. “Firepower” has bushy foliage that changes color with the seasons. Its leaves are lime green during warmer months, turning brilliant red or burgundy as the weather becomes cooler. “Firepower” plant requires little maintenance, but proper watering, fertilizing and pruning will ensure it develops plenty of foliage. The foliage remains red throughout winter and in spring returns to a light green. One of my favourite winter shrubs.

 

Skimmia Obsession – a unique new variety with berry and flower

 
Unlike traditional Skimmia japonica varieties, Skimmia japonica Obsession is hermaphrodite, therefore this hardy, easy to grow evergreen has two superb 
seasonal features – it berries and flowers at the same time. Ideal for brightening 
patio pots and garden borders though autumn, winter and spring. 
 
In autumn, Obsession has long-lasting red berries in combination with dense 
russet coloured panicles which open to sweetly scented, white star-shaped 
flowers in spring. 
 
Obsession is ideal for bringing colour to patio pots. It is hardy, evergreen and 
has a neat, dense dome-shaped habit. Eventual height 1.5m approximately 

 

Skimmia japonica 'Fructo-albo'

 

Skimmia japonica 'Fructo-albo' is a low, spreading evergreen with dark green leaves and clusters of light green buds which open to strongly fragrant white flowers in spring, followed by long lasting white berries. Grows slowly to 60cm high by 90cm. A female variety which needs a male pollinator nearby to set berries. Plant in moist but well-drained, humus-rich soil, in full or partial shade.It can be grown in a container. This would be ideal with skimmia rubella which is stunning in itself, and being male will also pollinate your white berry 'fructo albo'. Skimmias are hungry so plants they need a lot of feeding. Simply feed them 4 times a year with slow release fertilizer and they will perform fantastically for you.

You have no rights to post comments

-

 

OPENING TIMES

Mon-Sat 9am - 6pm

Sun 10am - 6pm

Bank Holidays 9am - 6pm

Restaurant open til 5:30pm

LOCATION

Dripsey, Co. Cork.
Tel: +353(0)21 7334286

Restaurant Tel:
+353(0)217334600

google map

Display-garden-thumbnail

Have you seen our 13
Inspirational Gardens
yet? 


garden
Restaurant-footer-image1
living-interiors-footer-2
inspirational gardens
Events-button3