Entries by Peter Donegan

free!! allium sativum

Also known as Garlic, these cloves [fresh] from China I bought in Superquinn!! Carbon footprint my tusche. The builders have destroyed my crop so I needed a fresh batch to grow from. I was surprised to discover their origin but these will be planted & not used for cooking. To grow: Split the cloves. Plant 2″ down & 4″ apart. Plant […]

corylus avellana ‘contorta’

I bought this plant around five years ago. But only recently has it started to show its true beauty. An aged, almost antique piece for the garden The ‘corkscrew hazel’ as it is commonly known produces tiny catkins which develop around the winter period. I found it very difficult to get a really good photograph – […]

want to do something really irish?

 Lá Nua did an article on our company recently. As a result, I got a great email from Eoin O’ Riain in Galway who says: Molaim sibh as an suíomh álainn – tá nasc curtha chugaibh agam ar an leathanach http://anghaeltacht.net/gno/index.html Níl mórán seans go ndéanfaimís gnó le chéile. This hasn’t got so much anything […]

Ireland Soil Types

I have been writing for self build magazine for some time now but if you are building and at present your garden looks something like the picture above then this magazine and its website should prove really useful. Some previous articles are available online. This piece was on soil types and was published in 2007 ————————————————————————————————- […]