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« on: August 09, 2006, 07:47:56 AM »

Hi

Anyone want to get together and start some projects in Dublin?
Contact annieoldiron@yahoo.co.uk
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« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2006, 10:39:08 AM »

Hi there Anne.  I've created a new forum for the Republic of Ireland, so you're welcome to call out your fellow countrymen in there too.
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« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2007, 08:11:45 PM »

Ah, Anne, I knew I recognised that email address. I was involved in the Dolphins barn garden till its demise. I do my own guerilla gardening. I was doing it before, then I saw the article in the paper a couple of years ago and joined up with them.

I'm going back to, and continuing on  on my own. From bluebells, lupins my most recent, to chestnut trees, I've been busy adding a bit of colour to my local area, surrepticiously.

August 9, '06, I wonder will you be back on here!!!
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« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2007, 04:51:07 PM »

This is the result of about 5 years of guerilla gardening beneath a tree near my house

Nigella, Wallflowers, clematis, digitalis, crocosmia, forget-me-nots and another flower with a circular seed head, not a dandelion!

Can't attach photo, too big.


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« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2007, 12:35:20 AM »

Crocosmia, will attempt two attachments here.  Tried shrinking the photos to fit, lets see..


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« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2007, 11:14:50 AM »

I've been planting hollyhock seeds for a couple of years. Finally some sign of life. Hopefully they'll come back strong next year. They're not bienniels though right?



Aug 29th, the hollyhocks have improved since I took the photo. I don't think they'll flower and seed in time to reproduce this year. I went and seeded some more today anyway.

I also seeded some nigella/corm. With a bit of luck they'll come good.


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« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2007, 02:29:15 PM »

Hollyhocks are perennials, but some people treat them as biennials as they tend to get rust quite badly which gradually weakens the plants.

Best of luck

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« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2007, 04:22:41 PM »

The Garden Monkey, thanks for that reply.

Everyone else, what's up? Last time I posted there were 700+ views, now it's 1300+ views. 600 views and no comments. What's up indeed!

Well, not long after the previous post the hollyhocks were strimmed to death by the company responsible for the maintenance of this section of the light rail line. Fcekers!

Anyway, as per the Sunflower thread, I planted about 100 or seeds and about 15 sprouted. Of those 15 about 12 grew to a mature height. Of those 12, 0 were allowed to flower to their maximum, by....the company responsible for the maintenance of this section of the light rail line. I have refrained from posting these results for two reasons, 1.utter disappointment, and 2. I'm not sure I can write this email/message without abusing the company workers that cut down my precious babies.

Plus, I left my digital camera in a taxi the night of the Police concert and it had much more sunflower photos in it. Haven't told the wife yet...her da gave it to us....

First photo is from July 11, the second is August 22nd

Let's see if they attach.


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« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2007, 01:56:12 PM »

I supppose I could have put this under the international sunflower planting thread, anyway, here goes...


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« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2007, 02:02:33 PM »

Well, these four were my pride and joy! I'd watched them grow and grow. Luckily, this position was hidden in shadow at night time, so during the day was the time they were at most risk to vandalism. Unfortunately they were strimmed by the company that's responsible for maintaining this parcel of land. Pity....


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« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2010, 03:50:52 PM »

It's been a while since I planted these, that's how I have a before and after photo.



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« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2010, 04:01:29 PM »

Some more...

poppy and crocosmia near the Luas line.

Crocosmia in a bed

With Suir Bridge in the background


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« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2010, 04:07:37 PM »

A clump of bluebells planted summer 2009.





with a bit of luck they'll flower in the next few weeks.

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« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2010, 02:01:16 PM »

Well, last year I transplanted two digitalis from the back garden.



One was cut to ribbons by those that are responsible for maintaining public spaces...so much for that.

The other one survived and is still going strong, as of this morning...in the foreground. Crocosmia and poppies beside it, daffodils and bluebells in the background.


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« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2010, 05:22:35 PM »

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Took this pic the other day, mid April 2010. Digitalis survived, daffs survived, crocosmia showing, bluebells showing. Success...
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« Reply #15 on: May 21, 2010, 04:46:25 PM »

In reply to Reply 12, the bluebells survived, just.

They have been surrounded completely. No leaves showing to the naked eye. I wonder will they be back next year.


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« Reply #16 on: June 12, 2010, 07:03:24 PM »

I think we may have a winner!!



just pray it gets to self seed.

and a holly hock. the digitalis is in the background behind the tree.

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« Reply #17 on: June 15, 2010, 01:50:37 PM »

r.i.p.  digi

didn't make it.....

fcukers.
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« Reply #18 on: August 05, 2010, 10:08:33 PM »

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« Reply #19 on: January 31, 2011, 08:10:16 PM »

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Guerrilla-Gardening-Ireland/102983883081342

Found a Facebook page for guerrilla gardening in Ireland.  Just another way to stay in touch.

By the way, are there any digs planned for Dublin in the near future?
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« Reply #20 on: March 03, 2011, 02:16:52 PM »

Hey,

Out at Senior College Dun Laoghaire we're having a Green Awareness Day on th e 16th March.  Couple of the Landscape and Garden Design students are getting together to make seed bombs for the college and pass them out to the students.

Just wondering if any one has any suggestions for seed mixtures to use?  Also we're putting a map together of locations in Dublin that are ideal sites to seedbomb.  We're gonna print out google maps (with the locations marked) and attach to the back of the seed bomb packets we'll be handing out.  (Also looking at simply writing the locations on the packet to save on paper!)  So any suggestions for ideal locations would be greatly appreciated!

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« Reply #21 on: March 03, 2011, 03:27:42 PM »

In my local E2 shop, they are selling flower seeds, 2 euro or 2 for 3 euro.
I'll be doing the embankment in the Canal+  thread when I get around to it.

Just in Dun Laoghaire or all over???

how about in tree pits and that?  Richard has some good pics in the Troops Dig page...
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« Reply #22 on: March 03, 2011, 11:47:22 PM »

I've seen those in the 2e shop in dun laoghaire alright, we're muting the possibility of getting sponsored seed, since the proceeds will go to a charity/community garden.

We're looking to seed bomb all over Dublin. The College has about 1000-1500 students from all over the county, so the more locations, the better.

Will have a look, tree pits sound perfect, plenty around Dun Laoghaire that can do with some colour!

I'll put up pics of the day and its events when its all said and done.

Thanks again!
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« Reply #23 on: March 04, 2011, 05:17:30 PM »

yeah, that amount of students would be a critical mass alright...
Take some before pics too, and save them till the flowers bloom, to compare and contrast.

There are some suitable tree pits on Grove road near Rathmines bridge. And today on the way back from Hell Fire Club, I saw that there are new trees with tree pits along the Naas Road between the Red Cow and the Long Mile Road.  Perfect spots. You'd be able to see the flowers every time you passed.

 And on the way up, there are new trees being planted along Firhouse Road, near and outside Ballyboden/St. Enda's GAA club....open soil, perfect for scattering wildflower seed....

good luck and keep us posted. I post here instead of on FB.



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« Reply #24 on: March 05, 2011, 09:06:15 PM »

Thats fantastic, much appreciated.

Will organize a survey afterwards, to find out where students seed bombed, hopefully they will pics themselves, so we can get the before and after.  We might not be able to fully record everywhere, as soon as the students purchase the seed bombs, its out of our hands, but we can encourage them.

Thanks very much, will keep you posted of events as they unfold!
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« Reply #25 on: March 27, 2011, 05:22:36 PM »

how do i compress or change file format to upload jpegs?
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« Reply #26 on: March 28, 2011, 04:19:09 PM »

I suggest saving your pics to a photo hosting site like Photobucket.com then linking them in....

btw, against my better judgement, I've transplanted another digitalis to the same spot....will provide pics when I can find my usb cable....

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« Reply #27 on: April 04, 2011, 04:16:32 PM »

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rescued another digitalis from the back garden....



transplanted out to the illfated spot of the previous one...



lets see what transpires...




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« Reply #28 on: August 02, 2011, 04:59:50 PM »

August 2nd, so had to keep the tradition on this thread, at least.

my pride and joy, coming along nicely earlier in the summer. This hollyhock got vandalised and broken in half last year...
There are some crocosmia in the background and a chestnut tree beside the hollyhock too..


then July 1st.

This very day....


Why it's sideways, I don't know. I've rotated it......
wide angle

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« Reply #29 on: August 03, 2011, 06:37:31 PM »

Beautiful hollyhocks!  Cheesy

These aren't sideways, but the tree protector one is (only it's now the other sideways...)
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« Reply #30 on: September 03, 2011, 05:28:03 PM »

I gave up trying to transplant digitalis seedlings...

here's some success with crocosmia corms...


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« Reply #31 on: August 10, 2012, 03:47:12 PM »

From Reply 4, 5 years later.....



and as is tradition, the wide angle. Photo date is July 21st, and it's a bit past the anniversary, but have been having afew technical problems....



amazing how overgrown it's become in just a few years, innit?


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« Reply #32 on: August 03, 2013, 05:50:27 PM »

For the date that's in it. Thought I'd do the annual roundup. Not that kind of Roundup!


No hollyhocks came up this year. The chestnut is hanging in there, even though it doesn't look the healthiest. Curling leaves etc. The crocosmia are being shaded out of it by a sycamore. There's a Million Trees in One Day hawthorn between the two....fwiw.

amazing difference in Reply 4, innit?



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« Reply #33 on: August 04, 2014, 03:57:01 PM »

For the day that's in it...(a bank holiday) here's how it looked earlier today...

The crocosmia are quite overgrown. I may go by and hack that sycamore back to see them. No sign of hollyhocks this year. The chestnut is in fine health, for now...other mature chestnuts in the area are struggling...


7 years, eh? since Reply 4...

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« Reply #34 on: August 26, 2016, 11:11:55 PM »

Nearly forgot Got to post update. Cos it's tradition, innit?




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