This year Griffins adapted the Poulavone Roundabout In Ballincollig and the reaction to Griffins Bee friendly planting scheme and bee hives is creating a buzz with the local and tourists.
The message that Margaret always wants to spread is clear, Plant flowers and the Bees will follow. And yes they have.
With the support of Cork county council and Ballincollig Tidy Towns, Griffins Garden Centre designed and created a truly bee friendly roundabout filled with Plants grown in Griffins own nursery. The Irish produced beehives were brightly painted to compliment the planting scheme. The Garden beds are all bark mulched to suppress the weeds and retain moisture in the roundabout. No weedkillers will be used on this roundabout. All gardening techniques are bee and pollinator friendly and hopefully will inspire other to copy these techniques in their gardens. Ballincollig tidy towns have already increased their commitment to bee friendly gardening.
Later in the summer Griffins will be planting pollinator friendly spring flowering Cork Grown Daffodil and Muscari Bulbs. Next spring (after flowering) these bulbs will be relocated to various areas in Ballincollig creating pollinator corridors from the roundabout outwards. this will be an on going project that both Griffins and Ballincollig Tidy towns are committed to. Margaret Griffin would like to thank Don o Sullivan in cork county council and team for all their support in this Project. Also to Tom Butler and Ballincollig Tidy Towns, their hard work and creativity is inspirational and is always great to work with. Go raibh Mile maith Agat Ballincollig Tidy Towns and the Cork County Council.
On Aug 18th it is world Honey bee day and national heritage week. So Griffins are hosting a Free Family fun day where you get to meet our bee keepers, see an observatory hive and plant a pot of bee friendly bulbs to take home and grow