Gardens by Peter Donegan, Landscaping Dublin, Ireland

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

Garden Planters: Handmade and Planted. Dublin, Ireland.

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These garden planters were hand made in Dublin, Ireland.

Marked to measure using a pencil & a set square – old school – and precision cut & trimmed. The planters made from recycled timber – by client request on this occasion, were then twice sanded using a block of wood and sand paper and screwed together – very important in Irish weather and finally, hand painted twice – for added protection – in Henry Ford’s favourite colour.  Read more

Landscaping Dublin: Lawn Construction

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I don’t do negatives in life as best as I possibly can, or at all. I find the dwelling on them an entirely pointless exercise. Problems, as best as possible should be dealt with and or very simply eliminated, move on and enjoy the finer things in life.

On this occasion however, in order to tell you the very good I need to dwell a little on the bad, at some point – I’ll sidetrack to that shortly – solely so as one may contrast what makes or constructs a better best lawn.

This is the story of a lawn. What it was was previously and how it was constructed correctly.  Read more

Landscaping: Malahide, Dublin

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If there were awards for what it was and what it has become, this now garden has to be up there with the very best of them. And that again, as is pretty much always the case – in the great ones department – comes down to one major factor – really, really great people to work with and for.

Before I go any further, the for now end result needs a phase 2.1 if you will. And that will happen, in time.

Note bené: I’m always hesitant to pop in images of the before or during works; and tend just to stick to the after. On this occasion however, I don’t really have that much of a choice. You’ll understand as you read on. While I’m at it, please excuse my slightly terrible video skills. Read more