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Garden Museum, London

I’d got a note from Jane Perrone some time ago now. Essentially, there was a gentleman by the name of Christopher Woodward she felt I should have a chat with. Christopher, Jane noted was the Director of the London Garden Museum.

That I remember, the museum was in the process of trying to meet its opening day deadline and understandably so post that, my meeting may be more appropriate. The day after Chelsea Flower Show Press Day I popped in for my first visit.

The images below will give you a gist of just what was on display there at the time; and from the video the view from the top of the tower – not for week of knees – so well worth the 131 steps. Visuals aside, my still of horticulture hobby for sometime now allows and again allowed access (one of) the brains behind the scenes and the gentleman behind London Garden Museum, Director Christopher Woodward.

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Just Call Me Peter

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I have been a member of the Institute of Horticulture since I was about 23 years old. Sounded really good at that age [and in that era] to have Peter Donegan AI Hort [now MI Hort] for a name and title.

But what does MI Hort mean, to you or to me? Is it really doing anything for me? Really? I know there is the point that one only gets out of anything what you put in etc and to an extent I do agree. That said, I did get an email a long time ago asking if I had any suggestions [?] for the association. I replied. But I have never received any acknowledgement of that email.

The Institute of Horticulture is the only organisation that can truly claim to bring together all professionals involved with every aspect and facet of the diverse industry that is horticulture

Maybe the argument, for me, comes down to if I want MI Hort after my name – in exchange for a yearly fee. Maybe it’s just not the organisation for me?

From now on just call me Peter.

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gentlemen? time to stand up & be counted

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I took the DART into Dublin City recently. Been a while since I have. On the BUS home I took this picture and thought it would be a great poster to be put on all DART trains.

Reared with 4 sisters [& 3 brothers] I don’t wish to suggest a ‘National Peter Day’ of celebration but I feel compelled to say something.

I must have been one of very [very] few to stand and let a lady sit [age irrelevant] on a morning journey. The coach was full. One girl fainted a few seats down and still ended sat [slightly squashed] beside two ‘gentlemen’ who hunched hesitantly a little tighter on their seat whilst other people sat and read their newspaper. Two ladies did assist with water and such – agus bualadh bos – I applaud you.

More carriages – for sure. But it does not change the manner[ism]s of some who push and shove impolitely through their life. Is chivalry a characteristic of Irish history? Do we not perform random act of kindness at all? Or should we still blame Iarnród Éireann.

Maybe I just love going to work [incorrect by definition possibly hobby?!] and I’m slightly disillusioned believing it’s always great to see a smile….?