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Back Garden Redesign, Dublin

There are two parts to every new garden makeover created – What it was before and what it becomes after. This, matters again, in 2 departments pre works being carried out:

  1. An ability for you to see past what you have existing and to what it is to become, and….
  2. An amount of ones budget that will never, ever be seen unless you were aware what it was before.

To that, this video above makes all the difference.

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Private Garden Landscaping: Milltown, Dublin 6

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I have always felt and I’ve possibly noted it here before, that I am blessed, or honoured, that I get to do what I utterly love doing as my work. And that’s the gas thing, it’s doesn’t at all feel like work, to me. And when my heart [and very horticulturally educated brain] is in the right place, one really does tend to  smile just that extra little bit greater all the way through the journey. Like being in love. Or falling in love. Or that first kiss. And you never want, not the kiss as such, but more the emotion or the heart beating to end…. if that makes sense. Does that make sense ?

And you want to get up earlier in the morning just to see her sleeping. And she smiles at you as she awakens and it’s like poetry and you both know. And there is no questioning that feeling. And it very simply feels so damn frickin’ good. And either you can entirely feel what I’m saying because you have been in that place or moment or…. it’s quite simply just damn hard work.

Back in the real world; gardens… A before and after garden video ?

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Landscaping: Small Contemporary Garden Makeover

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There are two main factors that make any garden really something to be really proud of. And though it does play a role, if you are thinking that it’s the budget then I’m afraid you are somewhat mistaken.

The main culprits are in fact one really cool client [I hate that word…] and an end result that is an interpretation photsynthetically speaking, so to speak, of what the client actually wants. Read more

Irish Times Innovation January 2011

Todays Irish Times Innovation [new ideas in business] magazine features a story [page 47] by Olive Keogh about my online endeavours.

Case Study Peter Donegan Landscaping

Even the most traditional businesses can benefit from using social media

I took a screen grab of the article [below] which you can read if you wish. I think it’s a really cool piece actually. The quote below the photo [below] made me smile 😉

The image of the paper above was sent to me by Christian Hughes and the photo used in the piece by Olive was taken by John Williams. Thank you gentlemen 🙂

newbridge demesne

hmmm 😉 there you are Ray… Apart from that, there is absolutely nothing I dislike about the park named Newbridge House nee Newbridge Demense, as it is far more than that.

It is a true gem and I love it so very much. It contains the formal and the informal. It contains the grand house and the relevant farmyard, yet – it also has the most amazing childrens playground, barbeque and picnic areas. But it retains its history and it does it very well.

The tour of the house and farm I have done so many times. The coffee shop does real coffee. If you are looking for a recession buster – this is it! I went last weekend. I brought my flask [of fresh ground coffee] and a picnic. The weather wasn’t great but the grounds looked magnificient.