Laois gardeners urged to plant pink
Gardeners and plant-lovers are being urged to ‘Plant Pink’ over the coming months in an all-out effort to raise awareness of and needed funds for Breast Cancer Ireland.
Glanbia CountryLife has launched its first ever Plant Pink campaign in all 14 of its award-winning garden centres across Leinster and Munster. It wants everyone to buy a special Pink Dianthus, to become more breast cancer aware and to support the fundraising drive. In Laois, CountryLife’s garden centres are in Mountmellick and Monastarevin.
CountryLife will donate €2 to Breast Cancer Ireland for every limited edition Pink Dianthus sold. Members of the public can also support the initiative by logging on to the store’s website, www.countrylife.ie
The sun-loving plant, also known as Tickled Pink, was chosen because of its beauty, its unmistakable perfume, its resilience and its sun-loving characteristics, Glanbia CountryLife’s Jess Kelly explained.