Private Garden Landscaping: Milltown, Dublin 6

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I have always felt and I’ve possibly noted it here before, that I am blessed, or honoured, that I get to do what I utterly love doing as my work. And that’s the gas thing, it’s doesn’t at all feel like work, to me. And when my heart [and very horticulturally educated brain] is in the right place, one really does tend to  smile just that extra little bit greater all the way through the journey. Like being in love. Or falling in love. Or that first kiss. And you never want, not the kiss as such, but more the emotion or the heart beating to end…. if that makes sense. Does that make sense ?

And you want to get up earlier in the morning just to see her sleeping. And she smiles at you as she awakens and it’s like poetry and you both know. And there is no questioning that feeling. And it very simply feels so damn frickin’ good. And either you can entirely feel what I’m saying because you have been in that place or moment or…. it’s quite simply just damn hard work.

Back in the real world; gardens… A before and after garden video ?

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Back Garden: Landscaping. Killester, Dublin

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I have always felt that gardens, the better ones are those where the journey to completion and its creating put simply, appears and far more importantly feels effortless. In this gardens making, it was nothing but a real genuine honour and I literally smiled every day of its making.

And though that may sound a little Hugh Grant or some such actor in some pile of pants girlie film [apologies], here’s what I noted the day of its completion which maybe words that better.

This wee video may give you a better feel of the finished back garden space.

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Garden Advice Column – The Clare Champion

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This article was originally written for Carmen Cronin and The Clare Champion and an edited version of it published there October 3rd 2014. To be honest I had completely forgotten about it. Sorry ! Most likely due to creating and making gardens.

You may however remember the very lovely Carmen who is possibly better known for her amazing work at Clare Garden Festival ( you who travelled a long long way, bad joke ?, to hear me talk there would know) where I was an Expert Garden Speaker this year.

This below [below my business card that is] is the original, slightly longer version. Any Q’s ? feel free to leave a comment below or drop me a line.

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(Garden) Guest Speaker: St Dominics School, Ballyfermot, Dublin

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pic above courtesy Ms Mills, St Dominics Secondary School

I’ve done garden talks before. Christ Church Cathedral for Dublin Garden Festival, Clare Garden Festival and of course with Gardening Clubs. And although I have also spoken with schools before, this talk was a little bit different. Not different bad. More different as in unique. Which is what my Mom used to call me.

Sidetracking slightly, as I often tend to do; It seems the norm for “school gardens”, is that the curriculum is granted an allocation of time and space – most certainly to raised vegetable beds – in which pupils have school time to garden. Of note, any form of horticulture in schools is far from a bad thing.

But I kind of see gardening like music or poetry. Or, being in love, as I noted when talking with Gerry Kelly on The Late Lunch Radio Show. And it should be something more than that. And in my opinion, something that comes very much from the heart. Or makes you smile, more.

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Gerry Kelly Talks To Peter Donegan: The Late Lunch LmFm Radio 95.8

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Thursday October 9th, I was on LmFm’s PPI award winning radio show The Late Lunch with all round happy fellow and nice guy Gerry Kelly. It was unsual for me to be the far side of the mic and morseo that Gerry went all the way back to where, how and just why it all started for me. Interesting – I’m told, all good and a real genuine pleasure.

Thanks Gerry and Louise. Enjoyed that ;)

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Donegan Landscaping: Irish Web Awards Semi – Finalist 2014

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Delighted to note that Donegan Landscaping is a semi-finalist for the 2014 Realex Fire sponsored Irish Web Awards in the category of Best Website of a Small SME.

To all of the I love you more lovely folks that I’ve bartered for plants and landscaping to make this website good looking and 21st century up to date – I studied horticulture and I still don’t know what HTML stands for; this is all your hard work. And it is very much appreciated.

Official quote on being up there with the best of them:

it’s always nice to make the Irish Squad

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In the mix are some pretty deadly other Irish sites and co’s that are more than worth a browse through.

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