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gardeners ball – black tie, green carpet event

garden of hope gardeners ball niall mellon township 2008 peter donegan

does the mister never bring you anywhere? do you fancy treating yourself to an evening among the ‘you scrub up wells’ of this world or did you just fancy seeing yourself dressed up as James Bond ?

At 250 euro a ticket with Diarmuid Gavin as guest speaker this is your chance to walk the green carpet and put the Cameron Diaz and Mackauley Culkins of this world to shame.

Apart from that you’ll get to sit in my company…. how many times have you had an offer like that?!

Interested just call Sara or Peter [thats me] on 00353-1-8078712

7.30pm in the Ballsbridge Inn [ex Jurys – not Croke Park as printed] In aid of the Niall Mellon Township Trust. If you’ve got a few bob there’ll be the auctions to follow…. just make sure not to make your grand entry in tuxes like these two guys!

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for a love of the game – the thank you so much list bloom 2008 [11]

peter donegan landscaping ltd

Tully Nurseries Ltd. – master plant grower

Deidre Breathnach – wexfords very own Da Vinci

Maura Hickey – the finest photographer in Ireland

B.D.F Commercials Ltd – suppliers of products from my imagination and storage

D.B. Painters – decoration and painting

Patrick Campbell (& Veronica) – sculptor of all things

Gormleys Fine Art – beautiful

Atfar Construction – civil engineers, usually builders and genuine nice guys

Fingal Farm Home & Garden – marina builders and creators of all things timber

Rockworld – messiahs of the water world

Noel O’Dwyer – boat restoration and a gentleman from Hollywood, Co. Wicklow

Whittens Road Haulage – they said it couldn’t be moved

Enrich Environmental – composts and mulches not from a bog

Summerhill Lawns – the finest grass in Ireland

Allscape Centre – just when I needed you

Susan and Jessica Fagan – our beautiful models

Damien Mulley, Rick O’Shea & Aido at Segala – web wizards and genuine nice guys

The irish video team – absolute genius cinematography

the staff, our family, friends and clients of Peter Donegan Landscaping Ltd

and of course to all of YOU who took the time to visit our garden & say hello… I just hope we made you smile!

bloom 2008 [2] – the boat

pour l'amour de jeux - the boat garden

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yesterday was not the most usual of days in my horticultural career! This 1957, 33 foot, 7 tonne boat is the model Royal Cruiser IV that will be used in Bloom 2008, the garden show extravaganza in the Phoenix Park this June Bank Holiday weekend.

It took 7 men, a 30 tonne specialist marine transporter and 6 hours to lift and move it 6 km. Working with me on the boat will be John Friel and his team who also who rebuilt the morris minor for last years garden.

we got a lot of strange looks when word went out that this was the boat for our show garden but.. maybe ‘show’ gardens should be just that….

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