Laois gardeners urged to plant pink

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.

Laois gardeners urged to think pink this spring

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,

Laois to be a blaze of pink

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.