WATCH: Top Bloom plants


Our resident horticulturist – Paraic Horkan – selects his top 5 plants which were showcased at Bloom 2019 – Ireland’s premier garden festival.

  • Cornus – white/pink flower, flowers from now until mid-summer, easy to grow, fantastic autumn colour in September and October;

  • Stipa Grasses – Easy to grow, plant in groups of threes and fives in your garden for colour this summer;

  • Arthur Bell – flowers from now until end of summer, ideal cut flower;

  • Aliums – planted from bulbs in January and February, produce purple flowers, favoured by honeybees;

  • Nepeta – good for covering ground, favoured by honeybees, plant now.

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