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Back Garden Redesign, Dublin

There are two parts to every new garden makeover created – What it was before and what it becomes after. This, matters again, in 2 departments pre works being carried out:

  1. An ability for you to see past what you have existing and to what it is to become, and….
  2. An amount of ones budget that will never, ever be seen unless you were aware what it was before.

To that, this video above makes all the difference.

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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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Landscaping: Small Contemporary Garden Makeover

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There are two main factors that make any garden really something to be really proud of. And though it does play a role, if you are thinking that it’s the budget then I’m afraid you are somewhat mistaken.

The main culprits are in fact one really cool client [I hate that word…] and an end result that is an interpretation photsynthetically speaking, so to speak, of what the client actually wants. Read more

10 Gardening Service Gifts This Christmas

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On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me….

The following are 10 gifts for the person in your life who may or not, be the ultimate gardener or more simply the ultimate garden lover. Have a browse or let me know what you think…. contact details at the bottom.

  • The Garden Make Over:

A makeover, a facelift… you may simply require that little extra professional touch to brighten up the front or back garden for or after the festive season. Planted exactly to your liking or positioned to brighten up that apartment, existing garden or balcony.

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  • Planted Planters:

For the office or home, for inside or out. One for the entire office or one just for Mary. Culinary or colour or simply pretty and inviting. A living gift that will last that little bit longer….

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  • The Gift of A Tree:

Your trees or tall shrubs can be fruiting and small and or native and tall. Planted on your date of choice or delivered straight to your loved ones door.

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  • Bespoke Hand Made:

An existing garden needing something that little bit more unique and one off. How about a garden feature made especially for you ?

  • Garden Advice:

You may wish to do the job yourself but you simply do not know where to start. Book a day with yours truly to get the best from your garden in your garden. Your very own garden class, a consultation, plant shopping or a garden layout.

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  • Garden Design:

Scheduled, time-lines, products and plants. All drawn and planned – all in order, organised and tailor-made to suit your budget and your space in your great outdoors.

  • Annual Garden Maintenance:

The hedge, the trees the lawn. It may not be the Phoenix Park but sometimes the arms of others are better used, letting you get on with the things that matter more.

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  • A Garden Class:

Fancy your very own garden class just for you and your group. A day out in your garden or at your place of work. Green by grow your own or specific to the more amenity side of the garden, maybe you’d like to mix them both… The choice is yours. All materials can be supplied and times to suit yourself.

  • Step by Step Gardening:

If you fancy giving it all a try yourself…. all of the pieces to complete the puzzle hand-picked, delivered and wrapped if you wish. All of the garden products you could ever need to complete the tasks at hand or to put that final addition to that great outdoors.

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  • Still Stuck….

Pop me an email or pick up the phone. You can as always contact me via:

  • by email info@doneganlandscaping.com
  • via this website: click the contact page
  • call mobile – o876594688

Christmas Landscaping Peter Donegan

Social Media Means Business 2011

On Wednesday 8th June the Social Media Means Business conference will take place in Tallaght Stadium. Hosted by South Dublin County Council in partnership with South Dublin Chamber of Commerce, it will be chaired by Ms. Krishna De and runs from 8am until 1pm

I’ll be talking at it about promoting your business using Podcasts. More details and information on the event and the speakers list can be found over on the website: smmb.ie

Here’s what I’ll be talking about and what they say about me:

Peter Donegan will be speaking at the Social Media Means Business event on June 8th, 2011 in Tallaght Stadium. There he will be presenting a case study on “Promoting your business using Podcasts”

Peter is a landscape gardener – a business man who is constantly in touch with and using social media.  By all accounts he likes to chat and you will find Peter tweeting and creating audio-boos of anything and everything throughout his normal working day (and often later into the evening).  When following Peter, you will realise that he is honest, straight talking, passionate about gardening, and genuine in all that he does. Through the online medium, Peter has built a sizable following. He is a landscape gardener who tweets, blogs, boos, podcasts (appropriately named the sodshow), and otherwise interacts across diverse social medium.

Incidentally the ‘sodshow’ mixes traditional broadcast media with social media.  It airs on 103.2 Dublin City FM – every Friday @ 3pm and is also available in iTunes.

His gardening background began spending four years studying horticulture, before moving on to brighter pastures: teaching horticulture in South Dublin, landscaping in London and becoming head of grounds for Dublin City University. After leaving his post as Contracts Manager in Dublin, Peter moved to Scotland to work on garden design and consultancy, before returning home in 2001 to set up Donegan Landscaping. In 2001, Peter decided to start his own company, Peter Donegan Landscaping Ltd and has been at the forefront of Irish landscaping ever since. With nine awards already under his belt, including the Overall Winner’s prize for Design at the 2007 ALCI Landscape Awards, the future looks bright for Peter and Irish gardening.

Connect with our speaker –

Peter Donegan Landscaping – twitterwebaudiobooblog

Who should attend

Social Media Means Business is an open event.  It is being organised with emphasis and specific content for supporting the business community. As such the programme being presented at Social Media Means Business will typically suit SME Owners, Senior Managers and Executives, Business Development Executives, Marketing Executives and Sales Managers, PR & Communication Managers, Media Professionals, Customer Service Managers and other Executives.

Conference Cost

The cost of attending this sensational event is a mere €20.  Booking is essential as numbers are limited. Please use the register now options from this web site.