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Peter Donegan: A Thank You For 2016

A 2016 thank – double underlined – you, for being brilliant.

See you in 2017.

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Interview: Peter Donegan. Clonline Radio, Cork

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above: Miriam Cotton of West Cork Garden Trail with Peter Donegan.

This interview first aired on Clonline Radio based in Clonakilty, West Cork.

Together with interviewer Moze Jacobs we discuss pretty much everything from how my interest in gardening and horticulture grew, from growing plants under my bed and getting it entirely wrong (aged 5) all the way to studying horticulture and to my first awards for landscaping and design.

We also talk about the very wonderful West Cork Garden Trail, the people who created those gardens and  just what it means to create something so very beautiful in the great outdoors and why.

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Donegan Landscaping: Portmarnock, Co Dublin

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I rarely if ever show works in progress photographs of gardens. I’ve no real specific reason for that; apart from the fact that I feel it shouldn’t influence whether you like that end result or not.

In a funny sort of a way, I will admit it does add to the story when you see what it was beforehand and here I’m going to make the exception.  Read more

Trees: Specimen and Specific

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Above pictured Betula albosinensis Fascination.

The following trees are selections for 2 seperate projects that I am working on.  I am pictured alongside it solely to give an idea of height and below my hand to give an idea of the trees girth. Some of the trees you may gather are more expensive than others and though the smaller as of now trees will not be selected, they are shown solely to give an idea of what you can have when your budget rises or falls according.

In reality trees in landscaping took a bit of a back seat for a period of some time, as it seems we had a tendency to eliminate and remove them through the economic boom years. Of recent, it seems clients (I hate that word) are more willing to pay, not only for that instant mature effect but also for something just that little bit tastier.  Read more

New Planting Scheme: Tara Winthrop Private Clinic

I was delighted of recent to be asked to come up with a new planting scheme and plan and to complete the landscaping to the front of grounds at Tara Winthrop Private Clinic.  Read more