- 17 June 2011
Congratulations to www.DYG.ie as winner of our marketing and advertising package. They won because we liked what they did at Bloom, what they are doing online and also they put themselves forward. Read about their Bloom expierience and find out more about the company below.
From online to real-life! June 2nd - June 6th in the Phoenix Park - we were there! It was swelteringly hot and crowded, and we were right in the thick of it. We were happy to meet existing customers and to find out from others what they were looking for and couldn't find.... we'll have all sorts of new items on the site soon in response to what we learned. There is plainly a need for high quality gardening tools that people know will last, and the Chillington hoes sold out almost completely in the first couple of days.
Other good sellers were kitchen compost pails, bird houses, deck chairs, spiral plant supports and of course plants. The 'Composphere' compost tumbler was a great curiousity. Plant-wise, we brought in just a tiny selection of what we sell. Most popular were the giant-leaved Rhododendrons, Rhododendron sinogrande and Rhododendron macabeanum, both of which look great at this time of year. Primula viallii, which we had potted up in a large pot, was by far our best-selling perennial - and one of the most unusual and eye-catching primulas.