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« on: January 05, 2009, 05:44:55 PM »

Attempts to get the local council to do something about cleaning up and resodding turf after the annual illegal bonfire on public land came to nothing, so I gave up and did something about it myself.



sods recycled/reused from here...



I cut overgrown grass from the verge of the footpath/sidewalk for about 50m/yds and transported it to the bonfire site. Two wheel barrows full. More to do when the threat of frost is gone and I have .... dutch courage, or something...

So, next bit added. The first lot was done on Sat Nov 8th, last.



Slightly different angle.  New bits will need time to knit together...



Extra bits of grass taken from here....


and here....



This is one of the original sources for the first set of sods of grass


Enjoy!
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« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2009, 04:55:21 PM »

Well, finished at last!

check it out.




thanks to the  council workers in (Willie) Pearse Pk who let me take their cuttings as they edge the paths in their park.


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« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2009, 04:34:22 PM »

Another vandalistic bonfire. Won't waste time asking council to clear up or repair it...





I broke up the ground and removed some soil/dirt so as the sods of grass would fit more flushly with the level of the surrounding grass.



sods removed from here....



and recycled. Will have more recent photo of finished article when I can.
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« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2009, 07:30:30 PM »

The finished article...

must say, I'm very pleased...




http://www.irishtimes.com/todayspaper/2003/1101/index.html

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« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2009, 04:25:22 PM »

With apologies to Gilbert and Sullivan....

a guerrilla gardener's lot is not a happy one, no a guerrilla gardener's lot is not a happy onnnnne
 
another, bigger bonfire this year.
I'd passed by at about 4.30 and there was no sign, so I was pleased. Walking the dog at about 7.30, there was a humungous bonfire. Luckily the council cleared the detritus away, first thing on Monday morning.

Photos to follow....

the night after the party


and after the clean up
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« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2010, 07:16:09 PM »

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I don't know how much longer I'll do this all by myself...but here it is summer 2010
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« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2010, 11:52:16 AM »

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here we go again!!!!!

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« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2010, 02:36:44 PM »

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Last year's repair in the foreground, you can see the darker shade of new grass with this year's vandalism in the background. Cleared away, but not yet reseeded...

Currently under 3"/7.5cm of snow....

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« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2011, 06:42:15 PM »

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the other evening, under cover of darkness, (like a fool) with a level wheelbarrow of topsoil taken from some roadworks/waterworks half a mile away, I spread on the bonfire site, thus...



needs a bit more before seeding it up in a couple of months....
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« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2011, 04:21:17 PM »

I hate bonfire site leftovers. Another one here, I 'adopted'.

Start off by mixing a bit of topsoil and compost.



then transporting by the bucketful to the site...

like this...

and....later....more.


and....



then the ruddy birds, eating the grass seed!!!!

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« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2011, 04:29:06 PM »

and after a few months it looks like this.

the bit on the left, the bare bit is the bit I hadn't got round to treating and it looks the worst...


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« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2011, 01:48:58 PM »

YEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeehaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwww,

no  bonfire this year. tg



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« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2012, 04:22:35 PM »

Yeah, baby. No bonfire, 2nd year in a row. Good job!!!

guerrilla gardening 2 -  mindless vandalism 0



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« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2014, 06:38:12 PM »

meh.....





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« Reply #14 on: February 06, 2015, 11:38:02 PM »

There was another bonfire four months ago and I took some topsoil from when I did the job on Reply 30 in the Woodchip Mulch thread.

it weighed a ton!!!! I won't do it again.  And it didn't cover half of it.




as you can see here...


but I was a residents' meeting recently and it may be that the council do a job on it to rehabilitate it. We'll see...

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« Reply #15 on: April 17, 2017, 02:35:21 AM »

No bonfire last year,  (2015) but one recently (2016)

got round to rehabilitating it today.

A bucket of topsoil, poor effort, I know, but what the heck.



So I raked over the earth, and scooped up the melted wheelie bin (seen in the foreground)


 in preparation for raking over the soil and sowing the grass seed...



and then I tamped down the raked over soil to make sure the seed is in contact with the soil. Did a bit of a salsa-shuffle with my lovely assistant to ensure it was effective!

Thus:

should be good. I am expecting to lose some to feeding pigeons and the like, but will post a pic in a couple of months to show progress, if any.

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« Reply #16 on: June 11, 2017, 08:14:50 PM »

Not much progress, (so far) for such effort. it's been warm but not hot and it's been rainy.

Disapppointing.




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