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Aldi continues to sell Irish plants across store network

Echinacaea from Little Bridge Flowers is one plant variety available to consumers. Photo: Aldi.

Since May 28, Aldi has been selling plant stock from Little Bridge Flowers and SAP Nurseries across its store network.

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3 June 2020 | 0

With this year’s Bloom Festival cancelled, the organisers invited people to get green at home with a series of online events bringing a flavour of Ireland’s largest gardening and lifestyle festival directly into people’s homes on May 31.

Ahead of the event, Aldi began selling a range of plants from Little Bridge Flowers and SAP Nurseries across their network of 142 stores.

Patio and basket plants, €1.99 – Little Bridge Flowers, County Cork 

This range includes Dahlia, Bidens, Bacopa, and Nemesia. These pollinator-friendly plants are ideal for baskets and containers. Weekly feeding and removal of old flowers will ensure great colour right up until the first frosts. Instant summer colour plants sold in 10.5 centimetre pots, consumers could choose from:

  • Dahlia.
  • Bidens.
  • Bacopa.
  • Nemesia.

Perennial border plants, €2.99 – Little Bridge Flowers, County Cork

This range includes Dianthus, Echinacaea, Lupins, Digitalis, and Delphinium. These will bloom at various stages throughout the summer and early autumn. After winter, plants will begin to re-emerge from March onwards the following year. Some varieties can be divided thus providing even more plants for your garden. Summer colour plants sold in 12 centimetre pots, consumers could choose from:

  • Dianthus.
  • Echinacaea.
  • Lupins.
  • Digitalis.
  • Delphinium.

Perennials, €3.99 – SAP Nurseries, County Tipperary

The range of bee-happy perennials include Salvias, Bell Flower, Pincushion Flower, and Shasta Daisy. They will all flower over the summer months and are very attractive to bees and other pollinators. Water well after planting and during dry periods. Instant summer colour plants sold in two-litre pots, consumers could choose from:

  • Scabiosa.
  • Crocosmia.
  • Salvia.

Shrubs, €4.99 – SAP Nurseries, County Tipperary

This range of bee-happy shrubs include low growing plants such as Rosemary and Spiraea, and some taller shrubs for the back of the border like Butterfly Bush and Weigela. They flower in summer and have colourful foliage. Water in well after planting and prune in winter or early spring to maintain a nice shape. Consumers could choose from:

  • Fuchsia.
  • Rosemary.
  • Spiraea.
  • Buddleja.
  • Weigela.

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