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« on: March 20, 2009, 12:48:29 PM »
Use every and any opportunity of open ground to do a spot of seed bombing!!!

first you scout a location...



then get a second look, a different perspective...



then double check it...


then go for it...

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« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2009, 08:29:52 PM »
Hello tampopo,

http://s146.photobucket.com/albums/r270/kuhnriver/Film/?action=view&current=CLIP0289.flv

Is the bridge shown the pedestrian one at Golden bridge? As a child I lived nearby to it till 1948.  Fell into the canal too, aged five!

I'm new to guerilla gardening and seed bombs but have made a start close to our home here in Swords.

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« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2009, 03:15:56 PM »
I had and continue to have probs attaching pics, otherwise I would have posted these with the original message..

Step 1, Get Bird seed, check.
Get top soil, check.
Riddle, check,
container for carrying topsoil/seed mix, check.





So sign as yet of anything coming up...one month later or so....will keep youse posted...
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« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2009, 06:39:20 PM »
Looking good, a riot of colour...





after spraying on the GG logo, grafitti style...






the blues are so blue it's unreal...
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« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2009, 04:46:10 PM »
Brilliant stuff! I'm glad to see someone is making an effort in Dublin... Your wildflowers look fantastic, I wish I'd discovered Guerilla Gardening earlier!


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« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2009, 10:42:11 AM »
Hoorayyy, we have a winner, er, a new contributor. Welcome, welcome.

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« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2009, 09:30:07 AM »
hi every one in ireland!!!
well, i did not realise that there is a name for what i have been doing!!! i have been secretly planting trees and flowers for the last few years . however, i have also been heading up our residents association . we have one of those scenarios where the builder has planted dead trees ( or twigs) into concrete,he has left fabulous areas of huge grey walls ....ripe for graffiti . the grey of the walls gives a feeling of lacking in soul. so i came up with the idea that we remove the graffiti and raise money to plant trellis and climbing plants. as a group , we went out and raised the money by knocking on doors and people were astounded at how a grey wall with all its  lack of soul can be transformed into a work  of art !!!
one wall alone has 52 trellis !!!! and i spent every sunday morning last year and through the winter trailing and cutting all the plants. i will send you photos soon when I have figured out how to do that part!!!
we have a huge problem with the neandarthal  *maintenance people" who are essentially people who cut the grass and anything else in their way. they have poisoned wuite a few plants and also a stunning tree that i planted. if there is anyone in the greystones, wicklow , south dublin area who wants to contact me , do let me know . i an be found most mornings weeding and planting in my area!!!

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« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2009, 08:58:03 PM »
Keep up the good work Karen. fight the good fight!

planting clumps of crocosmia by t'canal





some daffs and tulips in there aswell, for a bit of colour and variety
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« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2010, 03:07:58 PM »
spring in the air...

night time, a couple of weeks ago...




last Saturday...


(Rolf Harris "can you tell what it is yet?")






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« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2010, 01:21:20 PM »
I got two rose bushes, donated from a local garden and I decided not to waste them (they were being thrown out)





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« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2010, 10:45:08 AM »
Tampopo made me do it!  ;D


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« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2010, 08:41:42 PM »
aw i love this!!!!!

how did u make the stencil?
im so doing this!
but only in fermanagh!

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« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2010, 03:55:54 PM »
Ask Richard for a template and cut it out.  I pritt sticked it to the back of a Manilla folder and cut it with a sharp knife.

I recommend doing the curved bits first as it gets very loose after a while. Took me an hour.



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« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2010, 08:00:29 PM »
ah ok thanks!
its pritty cool. but i might make my own with a diff font if that was ok with richard!
also if we make one could we put the group number up on it???

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« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2010, 04:52:28 PM »
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So, a continuing success story.



a yellow tulip



late, white daffodils


and red tulips


I look forward to seeing the crocosmia coming up in the summer, will keep ye posted.
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« Reply #15 on: April 14, 2010, 07:19:34 PM »
its nice to see it a year on for the original 1!
or is that a year on?
its still; cool!

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« Reply #16 on: April 14, 2010, 07:26:16 PM »
yeah, it is alright. The wild flowers bloomed nicely last summer. I hope they self seeded. There's the usual weed that has blown into that area...it's a mess.

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« Reply #17 on: April 15, 2010, 09:59:34 PM »
well there is a job for u LOL
and they where amazing it would be cool if u could get another place like that!

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« Reply #18 on: April 21, 2010, 04:19:25 PM »
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I stood on the tracks to take an aerial photo and realised that several tulips had been stolen. They're not broken and lying on the side of the road...Pity.

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« Reply #19 on: April 21, 2010, 04:24:56 PM »
Thieves!  :o

But what's left looks grand!

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« Reply #20 on: May 08, 2010, 12:47:49 PM »
Grand grand by the Grand Canal! Perfecto!
The yellow tulip has turned purple on me. Check it out.
To quote Zig (or Zag) from their #1 hit album Never Mind the Zogabonds, "I've got the blues so bad, I've got the purples"


and bluebells are appearing too, a bit further down...



a nice bit of colour . . .
Edit here:sorry, had posted the bluebell pic twice
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« Reply #21 on: May 09, 2010, 02:09:28 PM »
Aah, but what lovely purple!

The tulips I and another girl planted this winter at the University library are starting to show their colour, will take pictures!

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« Reply #22 on: May 21, 2010, 03:49:32 PM »
I think these are Margrittes? Are they? Large daisies.

There are lots of them here, one is poking its flower out. It'll look a riot of colour if they do manage to make it.
Will keep you posted.


Oh yeah, the crocosmia planted last year, posted in December, they're showing...Pics to follow.
regards.T.
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« Reply #23 on: June 12, 2010, 05:47:24 PM »
yeah, I'd say they're showing...

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« Reply #24 on: June 12, 2010, 05:57:28 PM »
So I got some cosmos, excess, looking for a good home a good spot....


late one evening last week. It was 10.07 when I'd finished, still bright, but dusk falling, or darkness falling.
It wasn't as clear till the photos showed up with the effect of flash, then you could see the darker compost around the roots. And it's easier to spot the plants.
blue nigella there too, and a sweet pea


the next day, at the inquest, review...




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« Reply #25 on: June 13, 2010, 03:30:34 PM »
Stunning! Absolutely beautiful, dazzling white in the sun  ;D

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« Reply #26 on: June 13, 2010, 08:31:34 PM »
loooks class! ;D

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« Reply #27 on: July 01, 2010, 02:22:12 PM »
yeah, I had a pic of the crocosmia mid winter. Don't have it to hand, may edit it in later...

I'd thought I'd planted three clumps. Only two showed, so...   Then, about 3 weeks ago, I discovered one of the clumps had been dug up and left to one side, drying out slowly. So I brought them further away from the scene of the crime and planted them again. I think they'll survive, but may not flower for another couple of months...

here's the other clump, rather small, but in flower. They always get bigger, better and bulkier anyway...

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« Reply #28 on: July 01, 2010, 02:45:07 PM »
the spare cosmos are starting to bud...signs of life  ;D


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« Reply #29 on: July 19, 2010, 07:24:13 PM »
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Only for the desolation visited upon them the other day...



Square One: back to.....

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« Reply #30 on: July 22, 2010, 03:21:22 PM »
In Reply #9, two roses...    2856

one has flourished, to a degree....




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« Reply #31 on: July 22, 2010, 03:25:44 PM »
one of about six nasturtium trying its darndest to survive....


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« Reply #32 on: July 23, 2010, 03:46:47 PM »
Then, I was in Mary Street, and looked up, as you do....

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What's this, Cosmos, ?1.99 each? Go on, then...


one for the road...

wonder will they give me one for free, for advertising on here!!!  ;)

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« Reply #33 on: July 24, 2010, 05:18:12 PM »
They bloody well should!  ;)

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« Reply #34 on: July 29, 2010, 10:43:24 AM »
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In Reply 9 and Reply 30. the rose has come on in leaps and bounds



Funny that, I always thought Maintenance meant "to maintain" not "to decapitate"

Crocosmia were doing just fine. Were.



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« Reply #35 on: October 05, 2010, 04:33:27 PM »
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planted the last of the council abandoned bulbs (thanks Rob) here on Saturday, during a clean up organised by Finola....

will  see how they turn out in the spring, if they flower at all...



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« Reply #36 on: December 01, 2010, 09:28:26 PM »
Nicely done! I'll take a picture of my urban plantation as soon as I can....

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Thanks a bunch!

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« Reply #37 on: February 09, 2011, 04:45:49 PM »
Homeward from t'pub...



during the day...stencil still intact...


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« Reply #38 on: February 09, 2011, 04:51:03 PM »
Some of the bulbs planted in the autumn are showing, good news.









will follow up with flower heads in due course.

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« Reply #39 on: February 09, 2011, 06:56:27 PM »
Those striped leaves are gorgeous!  ;D

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« Reply #40 on: February 19, 2011, 02:42:35 PM »
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This morning...


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« Reply #41 on: April 04, 2011, 04:26:45 PM »
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went planting nasturtium the other day...


Actually, just a couple of days before that, I planted many crocus bulbs I'd 'rescued' from another site...



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« Reply #42 on: April 05, 2011, 03:44:31 PM »
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They came up pretty well...

and....

and ....

nice, eh?

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« Reply #43 on: August 14, 2011, 03:57:54 PM »
Got a lot of catching up to do on this thread, 5 months' worth....

the daffodils I planted came up, waaay before the council planted ones....


seen here, further down

23rd of Feb.

5th of March, on way home from t'pub...


a couple of days later, on March 7th...


with the stencil...


La le Phadraig

10 days later
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« Reply #44 on: August 14, 2011, 04:20:30 PM »
you'll have to tune in next time to see what I did with this lot...



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« Reply #45 on: August 26, 2011, 01:48:47 PM »
the rose in Reply 9 came on in leaps and bounds.

this is June 4th, I think...



June 19th

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the other one didn't survive.

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« Reply #46 on: August 27, 2011, 02:50:59 PM »
April 16th.

purple tulip



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« Reply #47 on: August 27, 2011, 07:12:52 PM »
Every year in late May the city council sells bedding plants at discounted prices for community groups etc

So, I got some snap dragons, marigolds, petunias and the like and added some home grown marigolds to them, here...




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« Reply #48 on: August 27, 2011, 07:18:31 PM »
the crocosmia has survived the hard winter...



more of the snap dragons and marigolds





a bought  marigold and self germinated ones. Plus, three sunflowers. Cool.

yeah, I meant to say, the soil is a heavy clay. Must take some for seed bomb making. I need to add organic matter to improve the condition, cos, these...


didn't survive

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« Reply #49 on: August 30, 2011, 04:47:25 PM »
Some hand cast sown marigolds, making a showing, by the stencil...



a few more, by the dying off bluebells...


Crocosmia, earlier in the year. Wait'll you see them later in full bloom.


now then, now then, now then. Talk about a success story, from such humble beginnings...remember these...


marigolds by the stencil, a little later...


Three marigolds to the right.



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