Sophie's Choice...

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« on: January 28, 2009, 05:42:06 PM »
Yeah well, my nice niece lives nearby and is in fact my god daughter, so I thought I'd do something in her honour.
I should explain first that I have done several bits of guerrilla gardening and as often as not I've messed up with the 'before' pictures, either they're lost, deleted, unavailable, lost my camera, computer seized up, unretrieveable. So, this time I'm not taking that chance. First pic will appear a bit dull, but give it 12 weeks or so and we should have  a result. Narcissi/Daffodils btw 2.99 for 30, half price in Dunnes Stores, bought before Christmas, planted early January.



Should be a big S here about 12' high, (four paces)

They should appear here, through the railings.


Bit optimistic to be able to see them from here, but anyone who gardens has got to be optimistic.


to be continued.....
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« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2009, 12:50:23 PM »
I went for a looksee on this location about two weeks ago. It seemed to be that there were lads, or someone, doing some fitness training here as there were stud marks in the grass all around.

A quick check yesterday showed that about half the narcissi have come up. They are just about to unfurl the colourful petals. Hopefully I can get a pic before they're picked or damaged.


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« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2009, 02:36:39 PM »
Well, I planted 30 of Dunnes' Best, but not all came up as planned.



Here's hoping the all come up in 2010. It appears there was a dried up rain drop on my lens, that's why it's a bit blurred...

regards
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« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2010, 04:29:26 PM »
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Well, there's a joke with the punchline "E, she were thin", so if you know it, I'm not going to retell it. But it inspired what follows.

My other niece, her name begins with E.  So I got her to accompany me last autumn to plant daffs in the shape of an E. And here's what they looked like...
No daffodils were injured in the making of this Guerrilla gardened H*








*not technically (or factually) true, we had to take daffs from elsewhere and 'pretend' we had a resounding success...Will try again in 2011.
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« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2010, 05:53:49 PM »
That looks more like a C to me, T!  ::)

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« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2010, 10:02:45 PM »
prittty cool  ;D

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« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2010, 01:51:11 PM »
That looks more like a C to me, T!  ::)

I can assure you it's an E. I did a C in the garden at my mother's apartment complex, but they didn't show. I didn't know that nerines are not like Daffs and tulips and that they don't get planted at a depth of twice the height of the bulb,  but should be sticking out of the soil a bit.

I included the chin, by special request !

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« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2010, 06:23:10 PM »
Noted.  8)

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« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2011, 03:19:44 PM »
hmm, the S didn't work out too well...



and the flowers from the E are gone, too...

(I don't know what happened with that grey bit...)
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