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Donegan Landscaping 2010 Online Statistics

Stats of note for 2010

  • 2,893 the amount of article reads for the busiest week on the blog wk 28/2nd wk July
  • The busiest day still, on the weblog for reads of one article is still in 2009 and was Tuesday September 9th 2009 with 1,412 reads of one article.
  • The busiest month of 2010 was July 2010 with near 15,000 reads of articles.
  • At the time of writing this post, this year I have done 44 [81 – 37]  horticultural related reviews on loudervoice
  • You viewed over 279,027 [299,027 -20,000] of my photographs over on Pix.ie in 2009. This picture was my best photograph with 426 views
  • Read the stats for 2009 reviewed

Statistics for the website – www.Doneganlandscaping.com

Not really of interest to me… this may be of interest to some.

Statistics for the blogBlog.Doneganlandscaping.com

The statistics below do not refer to my website. They only refer to the weblog. They are two seperate addresses. The weblog uses wordpress stats.

*image above recorded 12th January 2011

Top 10 referrers to the blog:

  1. doneganlandscaping.com
  2. twitter.com
  3. stumbleupon
  4. rediscoverycentre.ie
  5. politics.ie
  6. google
  7. iia.ie
  8. WordPress Dashboard
  9. facebook.com
  10. mcawilliams.com

The Top 10 Links clicked for 2010:

  1. doneganlandscaping.com
  2. doneganlandscaping.com/about
  3. doneganlandscaping.com/awards
  4. doneganlandscaping.com/contact
  5. twitter.com/donegangardens
  6. itunes.apple.com/ie/podcast/peter-donegan-landscaping/id386362948
  7. feeds.feedburner.com/doneganlandscaping
  8. irishelection.com/2009/05/the-naked-candidate
  9. youtube.com/doneganlandscaping
  10. pix.ie

Facebook for 2010 – facebook.com/DoneganLandscaping

has only been set up for Donegan landscaping in 2011.

Youtube for 2010youtube.com/Doneganlandscaping

  • Total Views of all videos: 34,401
  • 99 videos in total

Audio & iTunesThe Garden Sodcast

Irelands first and only gardening podcast – The garden sodcast podcast only hit iTunes in August 2010. iTunes don’t do stats. I am currently working on collating these. This image was taken last week from the iTunes whats hot [outdoor] section.

Other:

I am personally unsure of how much or what you may wish to read that may be of interest. I am also to an extent unsure of what a lot of this means, or I simply don’t pay much attention it. It doesn’t really make a difference to me either or to be very honest except for I get a rough idea of what gardening blog posts people are interested in and therefore what, especially new or different works.

Still a gardener 😉

Any other info you may wish to see here for whatever reason or you just wish to pass on your thoughts or comments, you can comment below or contact me in the following ways.

Garden Group Tour: Battle Of The Boyne Site

Date: Sunday 27th June

Time: 11.30 am on location.

Details: Aisling Mc Mahon of the OPW & Site Manager for The Battle of the Boyne site [Drogheda] will give a personal guided tour to the group.

Numbers: limited to 18

Also: [update] this post on the boyne site

New To The Garden Group:

I recommend you read the garden group guide. The two previous trips were to Irelands Eye and the war memorial park. Dena Williams and her family The Garden Group was also featured in the Mail On Sunday recently.

Our Tour will include:

The Walled Garden and Tea Room 2008, this part is the only part that is fully open to the public at the moment. The layout of which is as per the 1808 and later OS maps.

However, by special arrangement, we have permission from the contractors who are currently on site restoring the outer walls, to access their site, subject to certain limits as there are health and safety concerns. We will also see the Octgaon which the group will be able to see pre- restoration.

And… On the day they visit we will also have living history displays taking place for free on the front lawn with people in period costumes firing muskets with gunpowder and doing cavlary displays.

Please Note:

  • There will be no charge for the tour of the gardens.
  • Anyone planning on bringing children should know that they must be supervised by a parent/ guardian at all times.
  • We are not booked into the centre for a tour but can go in afterwards by buying a ticket and self guide. There are also numerous walks throughout the battle site and Oldbridge Estate that are self guiding and there are directional panels at various locations or one can pick up a free map from reception.
  • There is also a Tea Room located in the Walled Garden.
  • See website for further info www.battleoftheboyne.opw.ie

Garden Group-ees

  • Booking: via comment here only
  • Contact me: see below. not a problem 😉
  • Other: the train/ nor bus stops here. My suggestion is car pooling from Dublin City or Swords meeting point. Most of you know each other. Most people drive anyway. If you are stuck leave a comment it will be easily solved. 
  • Dress Code: advised to wear suitable footwear as all the walks are on grass, except the Boyne Canal towpath which adjoins the site and is surfaced with gravel.
  • Duration: I conferred Aisling and 2.5 hours should see you well
  • Weather: the weather…. your guess is as good as mine.
  • Lunch: I had suggested bringing a picnic. That’s what I will be doing anyway. All things going good it’ll be a flask of coffee and some nice sambos!
  • Anything else: leave a comment below or gimme a call. 
  • Directions: The Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre is located on the South bank of the River Boyne, 3km north of Donore Village.  The site is sign-posted from the  M1 (Dublin/Belfast), Exit 9, off N51 (Slane/Drogheda), Not Suitable for Coaches, and off N2 (Slane/Ashbourne). Also see google maps

Contact Me:

Note of thanks: to Nic Reilly for putting me in touch and to Aisling McMahon for taking my call and arranging this for us.

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Plants, Trees and Shrubs

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Whether you are building your own garden and have a list of plants in mind or simply recreating a part of your garden and require only the finest plants sourced and selected specifically for your home.

From instant mature trees, hedges or shrubs to high impact specimen plants, I source only from the very best nurseries in Ireland selecting by hand each individual plant to suit your garden, no matter what type of space that may be.

From plants, trees and shrubs to the additional products required for the complete project, to the layout of your planting or to where you may wish to be involved in every element and require more a personal guide when shopping and selecting.

  • Planters and baskets, edible or pretty and flowering.
  • Plants or a tree or trees for a particular area
  • an install of an instant green space for your home or office, business or pleasure.
  • bulbs or trees and flowering shrubs to suit the seasons

If you would like to talk with me about sourcing plants or products, plant advice or a shopping guide as always the coffee pot is always on the brew or you can contact me via the following options.

  • by email info[at]doneganlandscaping[dot]com
  • via this website: click the contact page
  • call mobile – o876594688

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Garden Writer

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My writing began with a weekly piece for the Irish Farmers Journal in 2004. Over my 4 years there I also reported freelance for The IFJ on various events that took place.

Shortly after finishing with the Journal I started writing for Self Build Ireland Magazine, a quarterly publication. I wrote on more specialist subjects that were anywhere between 1,500 and 4,000 plus words. I worked freelance with the team there for about 2 seasons.

In between and to today I have written freelance for many publications both nationally and abroad.

In 2007 I started writing this weblog. It has been shortlisted for the last 2 years for the IIA Net Visionary awards and also nominated for the Irish Blog Awards.

If you would like to talk to me about writing with you for print, online, freelance or other as always the coffee pot is always on the brew or you can contact me via the following options.

  • by email info[at]doneganlandscaping[dot]com
  • via this website: click the contact page
  • call mobile – o876594688

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