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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Landscaping Dublin: Low Maintenance Garden

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There are only two things that matter when making any great garden – What the client [I hate that word...] wants and equally as important the end result. In short, whilst I would love, that every garden is a Peter Donegan memorial, the reality of how happier I have made someone because of their new space outside kicks in in two parts: the minute I finish and handover the picture perfect postcard garden. And secondly in the months and years after I am gone.

In the non-cheesiest way of saying, it is a real honour to get to make people smile because of what I do, but that latter happiness factor requires much smart thinking and it is only then that you really notice, horticulturally what you have [I guess] paid for.

That aside, I could not have wished for nicer people to create this garden for and that very simply makes my work and this northside Dublin garden just that extra little bit sweeter.

Wanna see what it looked like before hand ?

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Wanted: Helicopter For A Garden

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This may sound a bit odd…. but I’m looking for a helicopter. For a garden. A show garden that is.

As it stands I have no sponsor. Not a concern for the now.  I’ve been here before. Far more importantly, I’ve no flying machine and so I can’t entirely equation the creative. And so the chicken and the egg story continues. I’ve been here before. It’s all good…

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Peter Donegan Talks With Technology.ie at Clare Garden Festival 2014

Peter Donegan never shuts up about gardening. It’s his business, of course, but that’s not enough for him.

If he’s not gardening, he’s blogging about gardening. And if that wasn’t enough he started a podcast with Brian Greene, that turned into a radio show: The Sodshow on Dublin City FM.

Now, people who should know better have begun inviting him to speak at gardening events all over the country. ;) Technology.ie caught up with him recently at The Clare Garden Festival in Ennis.

And that’s the intro I got from Conn O’ Muineachain this week on Blacknight’s Technology.ie blog. Of note maybe, myself and Conn met the day before I was due to speak at Clare Garden Festival back in April this year.

You can read the full posting over at Technology.ie.

As a by the way, that’s me pictured with Conn below. He’s the one on the right. ;)

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Peter Donegan. Speaker at Dublin Garden Festival

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It was a real honour to be asked to speak at the inaugural Dublin Garden Festival that took place at Christ Church Cathedral. And I was on the bill speaking alongside a host of well respected names from the Irish gardening community.

Inside the transformation was florally out of this world wonderful and if you didn’t manage to make it there a browse through Lorna’s review or a leaf through the festival programme should get you a really great taster of just what was achieved over the three days. The images of me were taken just as I was setting up pre my talk on the Friday at 2pm. My thanks to Cara Daly for sending them on.

To Nuala and Deirdre and the fantastic team at Christ Church Cathedral for looking after me; and to you who paid to hear me and others speak about my greatest passion, it was a real honour. Thank you.

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