Dublin Landscaping: Split Level Back and Front Garden

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When one takes a garden within any location, the decision that has to be made pre its landscaping is essentially, how do you want it to make you feel when; the last plant is placed in the ground and upon first glance you see it. In a nutshell, irrespective of the amount one spends, your investment and subsequently your garden, should stand out and equally fit for all of the right reasons – and – make you feel right at home, or at work. I personally prefer the former.

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Garden Design Talk: Celbridge Community College

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I was delighted to be invited some weeks ago to speak with the students of Celbridge Community School, Pobalscoil Chill Droichid.

As noted to me by their teacher Mr Bright, the class were trying to change the current entirely paved in courtyard area to something a little more, interesting and photosynthetic. And I guess when one has never done this before, whereas I do it almost every single day, sometimes a little inspiration can be required.  Read more

Peter Donegan, Salt Lake City, USA. March 2017

March 2017 saw Peter Donegan (that’s me) travel to Salt Lake City, Utah for a myriad of reasons; one of which was to do The Sodshow Garden Podcast, The Live Show.

The reason (?) it all happened was entirely down to Melinda Meservy, owner of a boutique garden store called Thyme and Place. Fair to say, a lot, more to my week there than that.  Read more

Garden Workshop: Container and Kitchen Gardening, Thyme and Place, Salt Lake City

Sunday 19th March 2017.

During my time in Salt Lake City, (more on that when I catch my breath) I gave two courses at boutique garden store Thyme and Place, Utah.

The first on container gardening took re-purposed wooden boxes, sponsored by Barebones Living and turned them into, in short, miniature gardens. From how to care for plants and keep them alive to the actual design technique and piecing the selcted plants together to create a stunning display.

The second class I gave was on growing your own kitchen garden. Specifically aimed at those who had as some may call it, a brown thumb. The basics covered, watering and capillary action (sounds technical, but it’s not explained right) – all the way through to seed grermination and potting on.

Class Description:

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Audio: An Interview with Peter Donegan, on The CLN Podcast

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This is probably one of the most indepth interviews I’ve ever done. I don’t think there’s any apparent reason to that but, that I usually ask the questions or I’m there as as garden person to speak of horticulture.

As a by the way, you can get this interview in all good podcast stores and via CLN Podcast in iTunes, which means you can grab it on your mobile phone.

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