25April2018

Donegan Landscaping: Irish Web Awards Semi – Finalist 2014

Delighted to note that Donegan Landscaping is a semi-finalist for the 2014 Realex Fire sponsored Irish Web Awards in the category of Best Website of a Small SME.

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RHSI Diarmuid Gavin Talk in Dublin

The Royal Horticultural Society of Ireland are delighted to present a gardening talk given by world-renowned Irish garden designer, Diarmuid Gavin. Diarmuid, who needs no introduction, will be talking about 'Creating Gardens'. It will take place in Wesley House, Leeson Park, Dublin 6 on Wednesday 15th October at 7.30pm. All are welcome. Admission for non-members is €25. Further details from 01 235 3912. Tickets can be bought on line at www.rhsi.ie. Come along and be inspired by a Chelsea Gold Medal winner!

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Top Tips for Debs Corsages

I get very excited as debs season approaches. It is great fun to see young lads quietly approaching the shop, sometimes in groups, (safety in numbers), sometimes with a mum, ( always good to have someone on hand to pay for your purchase) and also on their own. 

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The Sodshow meets Chris Beytes of Grower Talks Magazine, USA

The SodShow, Ireland's Best Podcast 2013 and only garden radio show. Live every Friday @ 3pm – or alligator in podcast.

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Learning To Drive In Wooden Posts By Machine And By Hand

Tacumshin is located on a virtual peninsula near Carnsore Point with winds blowing strongly from the east and the south at times. Fencing has to be strong and wind breaks take a battering unless posts are securely driven in.

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'Jimi Blake Master Class' with the GLDA

'Jimi Blake Master Class' Don't miss this fabulous opportunity, places are limited see booking form.

  • 10am: Tea/Coffee
  • 10.15am Contemporary planting and plants for good garden design.

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Landscaping Dublin: Low Maintenance Garden - Peter Donegan

There are only two things that matter when making any great garden – What the client [I hate that word...] wants and equally as important the end result. In short, whilst I would love, that every garden is a Peter Donegan memorial, the reality of how happier I have made someone because of their new space outside kicks in in two parts: the minute I finish and handover the picture perfect postcard garden.

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8 Tips to Take Care of Your Plants While You’re on Holidays

I like most of you out there go to a lot of trouble to obtain the perfect garden. A tranquil place, where after all of my hard work in the spring can sit and enjoy the fruits of my labour. Watching and enjoying the beautiful buds opening and taking in the different scents. It is very important to me not to allow all my hard work to deteriorate while I am on holidays. Here are a few helpful hints to help prevent that from happening.

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Gold For Paul Martin - Awards at 2014 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

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Best Show Garden
Essence of Australia
Designed by Jim Fogarty for the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne

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The Lonely Bouquet

Flowers Now in Balbriggan are so excited to be involved in the lonely bouquet. The lonely bouquet is a movement dedicated to spreading happiness and smiles one flower at a time. What could be better than this.

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Video: Peter Donegan

I may well be the finest looking fellow to hit horticulture since Tom Jones was last seen mowing his lawn. But, even I and my slightly wooly head as pictured above can end up looking like we were dragged through a hedge backwards.

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Halloween Ideas at Flowers Now

What a fun time of the year. We are all starting to see our beautiful summer drifting away.. Getting darker earlier and turning on the lights in the morning. There is nothing worse than that squinting your eyes feeling in the morning when you know you have to leave the comfort of your own warm bed.

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Art Exhibition at Mount Venus Nursery

27th & 28th September 2014 11am - 7pm Opening Friday 7pm. An Art Form inspired by observation in Nature Sculpture, Installations, Glass, Photography and Prints exhibited by a group of artists creating an outdoor gallery space within the walls of the nursery.

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A Summer Stroll in Antrim Castle Gardens - Gareth Austin

The 400 year old Antrim Castle Gardens have been subject to a £6million restoration project, thus creating a wonderful visitor attraction under the supervision and management of Antrim Borough Council. Great information on these gardens can be found on the Antrim Castle Gardens Website Antrim Castle Gardens Restoration & Development Scheme were winners at the 2014 RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) Northern Ireland Awards

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Some Sights from the Buncrana Gardens - Gareth Austin

I saw some super gardens in Buncrana recently whilst judging the Buncrana Tidy Towns Garden Competition. Despite a number of weeks of solid rain the gardens are a fabulous credit to the dedication of their owners, as despite the afore mentioned rain the baskets and containers in the garden looks great and the flower beds and lawns were pictures of perfection..

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Back Garden: Landscaping. Killester, Dublin - Peter Donegan

I have always felt that gardens, the better ones are those where the journey to completion and its creating put simply, appears and far more importantly feels effortless. In this gardens making, it was nothing but a real genuine honour and I literally smiled every day of its making 

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From Bloom to Barretstown – The Seeds of Magic Show Garden - David Corscadden

Have you ever wondered what happens to a show garden once the flower show or garden festival is over? Well  I had the great opportunity to find out where one show garden from this Bloom 2014 ended up.

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The Sodshow Meets Mark Jenkenson of Cockagee Cider

The SodShow, Ireland's Best Podcast 2013 and only garden radio show. Live every Friday @ 3pm – or alligator in podcast.

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Chelsea Florist of the Year, Jennifer Murphy Showcases at The Singapore Garden Festival 2014

Irish Florist, Jennifer Murphy of Flowers by Moira (based in Dunshaughlin Co. Meath) has been personally invited to attend and showcase her skills at The Singapore Garden Festival 2014 (16th-24th August at Gardens by the Bay). Jenny will join award-winning designers from around the world to compete in Asia's top tropical garden and flower show — the Singapore Garden Festival.

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The Sodshow meets Brian Geraghty of Malahide Allotments, Epilepsy Care Foundation 2014

The SodShow, Ireland's Best Podcast 2013 and only garden radio show. Live every Friday @ 3pm – or alligator in podcast.

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