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GreenArt Landscape & Garden Design - Digging deeper

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 3:50 pm    Post subject: GreenArt Landscape & Garden Design - Digging deeper Reply with quote

A belated Happy new year to all Irish gardeners members and lurkers. Very Happy
I have decided to try something fresh on the forum for the new year.
In an attempt to get closer to the Irish gardening community I present to you the "Digging deeper" Questionnaire.

Roughly based on the Proust Questionnaire.
The Proust Questionnaire is a questionnaire about one's personality. Its name and modern popularity as a form of interview is owed to the responses given by the French writer Marcel Proust.
At the end of the nineteenth century, when Proust was still in his teens, he answered a questionnaire in an English-language confession album belonging to his friend Antoinette, daughter of future French President FĂ©lix Faure, entitled "An Album to Record Thoughts, Feelings, etc." At that time, it was popular among English families to answer such a list of questions that revealed the tastes and aspirations of the taker.

The first willing victim to digging deeper is Karl Carolan of GreenArt Landscaping.....
Based in East Meath he provides landscaping solutions to residential clients throughout Dublin, Meath & Louth.

Your favorite qualities in a garden.
Seasonal interest. Form, function,unity,style and order.

Your favourite garden.
A garden i created for a client in Swords co.Dublin which was quite challenging to the sloping nature (pictured below).

Your favourite colour.
Green of course!

Your favourite tree.
Betula utilis 'Jacquemontii' (Silver birch)

Your favourite shrub.
Photinia x fraseri 'Red robin' .Very versatile shrub can be grown as a shrub,hedge or trained as a standard or tree

Your favourite flower.
Agapanthus africanus 'Tinkerbell '. Long flowering, hardy variegated leaves and elegant violet-blue umbels.

If you could grow only one vegetable, which one would it be.
Potatoes any variety!

If there was one plant that you never had to see again, which one would you consign to history?
Pernicious prehistoric weed Equeisetum arvense , horsetail very difficult to get rid of!

The main fault you come across in gardening/garden design.
Lack of cohesion and unity by the incorporation of two many different elements in a design

Your least favourite part of gardening.
Picking up small trimmings.

If you were not involved in the gardening trade what would your ideal occupation be.
An Artist or sculptor.

Your top gardening tip.
Use landscape fabrics and mulches to keep weeds at bay.

Your life motto.
If you don't try something new you will never grow.

Thanks for taking the "Digging deeper" Questionnaire Karl. Very Happy

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