Current Projects

Back Garden Co. Meath

Here is one we completed a couple of months ago. Demo of existing sheds, gazebo, patio, planting, screens. Replace with polycarbonate covered pergola, heightened perimeter privacy screens, expanded and updated paving, new planting scheme, new lawn, new and expanded general storage and fuel storage structures, re configured entrance and passageway. This was the garden. Here… Read more »

Split Screen Garden

Here is an interesting scheme I am finalising at the moment. It addresses a recurring issue we encounter in this country given our climate; year round use of the garden and seasonality. This space is 50% covered with a transparent, clearlite polycarbonate structure into which will be incorporated an outdoor kitchen, dining area, work/ study… Read more »

Townhouse Garden

Here is a nice townhouse garden project we have just started. We will be screening the unsightly block walls and metal shed, installing a water feature, lighting, perimeter climbers, dense grasses and herbaceous planting, a new paved area and painting.    That’s if for now, we’ll be back in the Spring to do the planting.… Read more »

Water Feature

Here is a nice water feature we recently completed. The backdrop is tongue and groove larch. The purpose of the wings on the mini pergola is to protect the sluicing water from buffeting by the cross wind. The legs of the pergola are mounted on steel shoes which are in turn encased in water proof… Read more »

EVE Harvest Sensory Garden, Kildare Town

It’s happening again. Every year around this time, seemingly out of nowhere, comes an irresistible compulsion to attend to the needs of the homestead. And as I have said before it is a totally primal, subliminal, unconscious thing. It quite clearly has to do with our inherent rhythms, our ancient propensity to tie up loose… Read more »

Composter

Here is my first harvest of compost from this nifty revolving composter that I made from a large plastic drum. It is set on a timber frame to facilitate rotation. It incorporates a tubular steel spine running through the middle which is bolted at both ends and has a large steel handle for turning. Material… Read more »

Back Garden North Dublin

We are overhauling a sloped back garden in North Dublin. A lot of overgrown and unwanted vegetation was cleared, an old shed and deck removed. We are constructing a new raised deck with storage underneath, a new set of steps, boardwalk, lower level deck and storage structure / garden room. The block perimeter wall will… Read more »

Agricultural Outhouse Remodel, Co. Laois

We have been asked to turn this 40 square metre former cattle shed into an office suite, complete with interior courtyard garden. The first step is to level the grade and prepare for the pour of the 150mm concrete floor slab. Stay tuned for updates.   Here’s the concrete floor slab going in, Dry lining… Read more »

Recent Paving

Here are a couple of recent, and differing, paving projects. We have an example of staggered standard precast brick paving with raised timber planters surrounded by an American style 1.8 metre lattice topped cedar fence. Then we have a good example of ‘mint’ hued Indian sandstone. Read more »

Decks Are Back

Decks are back. Decks got a bad rap during the boom when anyone who figured they knew one end of a hammer from the other was having a crack at building them. With predictably ugly results. A properly constructed and appropriately maintained deck can last a lifetime. By the way, avoid grooved deck boards, go… Read more »