Entries by Peter Donegan

Sowing the seeds

I can only really buy seeds and the paraphernalia required in the same places as you. This week I bought [in woodies: i emailed them this post] mustard, pumpkin, carrott, sprouts, cabbage, brocoli, onion and sweetcorn. I didn’t buy lettuce seeds because the man said: ‘did you see them there?’ ‘no, I couldn’t find any’ […]

Small Gardens – good design

The key to ‘good’ small garden design is to make the most of your small space or to make it look as big as possible. The first step in this is to eliminate symmetry ‘that can tell me how big your garden is’ [by just looking at it from a window] and also to use […]

Urban Garden Smithfield 2008

I’m not really one for press releases to be honest but this is worthwhile. The next time your in Smithfield, count the amount of plants, trees or even windowboxes you see? Well some-body is trying to do somehing to change that for the better and dublin City Council deserve applause for it! Not just because […]

Hedgerow Walks anyone?

This is brilliant. The gas thing is when people say to me will that grow here – I usually suggest to take a look around you first. The only way to appreciate what is growing on your doorstep. Slí = way, road, path & Sceach = thornbush, hawthorn, briar Slí na sceacha = hedgerow walk/ […]