CUP author Peter Dowdall is presenting How to Create a Garden on RTE 1. Based in the historic gardens of Fota House in Cork, How to Create a Garden is a new series where in real time and working to a strict budget, two gardeners will create two new gardens from scratch.
The garden plots are the size of the average Irish back garden, with one of them favouring fruit and vegetables, while the other plot will be of more interest to those who like their shrubs and flowers.
With six programmes in the spring and six in the summer, the series will lead viewers step by step through the process of creating their own garden and show viewers everything from how to plant seeds to how to lay a patio.
Presented by experienced gardeners Peter Dowdall and Kitty Scully each project will be broken down into simple steps, and handy-man Sean O'Neill will also be on-hand to advise viewers on how to approach some of the trickier aspects of creating your own garden.