Now that summer is well and truly here, there’s no better time to get green fingers than in your own garden. Churn out the watering cans, grab a trowel, and discover the beauty and mystery of the garden with a helping hand from GroMór and gardening expert Dermot O’Neill.

GroMór is an initiative by Retail Excellence Ireland in association with Bord Bia and nursery growers, promoting its 62 local garden centres and nurseries located across the country.

The garden centres offer free expert advice to people of all ages, from novices or new homeowners, to experienced gardeners.

To get started Dermot O’Neill has chosen his top three summer plants that will add a splash of colour to any garden including, Dahlia, Senetti, Orange Poppy all of which are widely available at GroMór garden centres nationwide.





GroMór 2018 Ambassador Dermot O’Neill said:

“Gardening is one those special past times that you can’t explain until you get out into the garden and experience it for your-self. I love the calmness and serenity of nature but there is also great life, birds are feeding their young, bees are always busy and of course there is always the caw of the crow. Another positive, it that people are more health conscious nowadays and mindful of what they are eating. There is a sense of pride that comes from planting and growing your own fruit and vegetables, not to mention they are mouth watering delicious as well”.

For more information on growing visit your local GroMór Garden Centre or check out the website GroMór 2018 is sponsored by Bord na Móna and Westland Horticulture.




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About GroMór

GroMór is an initiative of Retail Excellence Garden Centre Members, and Irish Growers in association with Bord Bia and is jointly funded by Garden Centres, Nurseries and sponsored by Bord Na Mona and Westland Horticulture.

Biography Dermot O’Neill Gardener – GroMór 2018 Ambassador

Dermot O’ Neill is known to wide television and radio audiences for his contribution to live questions and answer sessions and for his weekly gardening column for the RTE Guide.  He presented a live weekly gardening item on RTE’s popular afternoon program Live at 3 for thirteen years.

His books include ‘Roses Revealed’ with the forward written by the acclaimed rose breeder David Austin and published in Europe and the United States, where he has lectured and promoted Irish gardens.   RTE’s Larry Masterson produced the highly successful series ‘Dermot’s Secret Garden’, which outlined his recovery from cancer and the restoration of his walled garden Clondeglass. Dermot outlines his story in the book ‘Clondeglass Creating a garden paradise’, forward written by BBC’s Gardener’s World Carol Klein.