Back Garden Landscaping: Portmarnock, Dublin

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Sometimes in garden landscaping, it’s not so much what a garden has become but also – and in some cases moreso – what it was before.

And it is that transformation that I can see in the future in my sometimes very funny head that kind of reminds me of those late night shopping weight loss adverts. You know the ones…. here’s Jimmy with his old trouser pants the size of a tent and now he’s the width of a very thin squirrel, all because he used the ab-buster-express for just 3 weeks with extra added vbefore and after images now on your screen. You get the picture I’m trying to paint ?

And it is that before and after that I do love so dearly in my creating of gardens.

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Dublin Landscaping: Coastal Garden

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There are times and gardens when I get to create works of absolute pure genius that are so very special within your space that it makes what I do feel like the perfect poetry, or rock and roll or whatever it might be that makes the hairs on the back of your neck tingle. Here, for all of the right reasons, it was far kinder that I didn’t create the Peter Donegan Memorial garden picture postcard. I’ll get to just why in a minute….

Dark strong lines, bright non rounded pebble and an absolute beauty of a plant shopping list. I loved making this garden for so many reasons. Top of the pile ? Is when you get to the end and you look back and see what it used to look like.

Before I go any further, here’s the before I got my hands it garden image.

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