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« on: June 08, 2010, 04:07:06 PM »
just an invite to all the RoI posters to throw their bit of guerrilla gardening pictures on here...



something I sp0tted recently

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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2010, 07:01:40 PM »
Someone I know sold their house and moved to an apartment, but took their plants with them!!!

They're very hard to leave behind, eh?

the Daffs have gone over, but I got to photograph the tulips
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« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2010, 03:23:43 PM »
That's what I'll do, bring as much as I can. Malm? flower beds are ideal for guerilla gardening!

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« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2010, 07:03:42 PM »
A neighbourhood tree pit planted up....


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« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2010, 09:31:03 AM »
I don't know why the picture in the above post was posted twice.
Anyway.  More of the free bulbs, planted in a green space in front of housing.(95)



And we have the thumbs up-or sideways!


Putting more in at the base of a tree...


Not so clear, but more pics of the OTHER side of the tree. Should be a riot of colour in the spring. May get the opportunity to post a pic of what they look like. I know some neighbours if I can't make it back...
before

during
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« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2010, 03:24:30 PM »
From my Troop Digs entry....ever lasting sweet pea. There's a clematis in the spring...I didn't tie it up as well as I should have....there are gladioli to blossom yet....    118






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« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2010, 09:11:34 PM »
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Anfield Planters made me photograph these three...




and this is just a tree pit nearby. Palmerstown, west Dublin

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« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2011, 04:54:25 PM »
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« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2011, 01:36:40 PM »
Bit of "Pimping your Pavement".  Looks good.  Look forward to seeing a picture of the blooms.

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« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2011, 11:30:37 AM »
yeah, I wonder if it's on Street View....

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« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2011, 03:24:23 PM »
Reply 1's daffs are coming up this year nicely...




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« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2011, 04:55:35 PM »
In answer to Reply 7, here they are...



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« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2011, 04:59:08 PM »
fair play to the ground maintenance crowd, they mowed around the daffs and tulips.This was in March, 25th, I think...



and this was in April....April 1st


tulips on the way...
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« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2011, 05:08:31 PM »
My Troop Digs tree, one of them, and left over bulbs...


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showing some signs of life

Bluebells and selfseeding honesty

Donated strawberry plants

Hyacinth, nigella, wallflower and clematics vying for space.

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« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2011, 05:24:53 PM »
A daffling display!  ;D

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« Reply #15 on: August 02, 2011, 04:12:22 PM »
In reply to Reply 11! ahem..

I wondered whose house was responsible!! then I went by last week and figured it out!!!



even the pit the other side of the house is magnificent...



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« Reply #16 on: August 02, 2011, 04:15:44 PM »
I'm a dab hand at the lopping...!!!

before


AFTER

and the saw...
 I did another about a month ago, a few metres up, and another the same day, July 18th, across the tracks, but they don't count as I didn't photograph them and post them on here....  ;)

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« Reply #17 on: August 02, 2011, 04:33:57 PM »
I know Theresa Green, but I'm not a fan of ivy covered trees.....

Right....I did have a 'before' pic, but had so many other pics that I've lost track and deleted it.  >:( 

You'll have to imagine a green choked tree for yourselves!!!

snip snip snip and a few weeks later....

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« Reply #18 on: August 02, 2011, 04:35:42 PM »
one of the trees in Reply 13...

a nice honesty....



the whackers are about, though.... :(

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« Reply #19 on: August 02, 2011, 04:45:50 PM »
classic song from the 70's....ahem....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liH-uW2iymk


inspired me, with a home grown marigold...





it was still there a week later!!!



so, if you're coming through Arrivals...check it out (or before checking IN at Departures)


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« Reply #20 on: August 02, 2011, 05:11:52 PM »
"everyone knows there aint no Sanity Claus"

Calzone Cafe, South Frederick Street. D2



the real thing in Kimmage/Templeogue/Terenure somewhere...

a nice neat verge on Willington Road, or somewhere...






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« Reply #21 on: August 27, 2011, 07:22:54 PM »
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to keep with a recycling theme, I donated my gone over daffs to the 'cause'.



dug them out and brought them to be planted outside


and potted up my window box with council subsidised alyssom and petunias

the petunias have taken off and dwarf the alyssom now!!!

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« Reply #22 on: August 29, 2011, 04:39:53 PM »
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So, I put one in here, in front of the oul stencil...



and the rest around here...



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« Reply #23 on: August 30, 2011, 04:57:58 PM »
Nigella/love-in-a-misteasy to sow, grow, and easy on the eye. Nice flowers, interesting seed heads. Selfseeders. Get them going and they'll last.



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« Reply #24 on: September 03, 2011, 04:15:06 PM »
WE HAVE A WINNER, I mean, another guerrilla gardener in the area.  A long stringy sweetpea and some clumps of crocosmia, planted in and around August 6th. We haven't gone away, you know! (inspecting, that is... ;) )




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« Reply #25 on: October 21, 2011, 09:24:47 PM »
someWHEEERRE over the rainbow.....




I've been trying to get hollyhocks to grow for several years, with not much success till this year. Walking the dog, I saw something very interesting...





so I ran home as fast as my little legs could take me and got out a black marker and a plant marker....



and ran back to tie it onto the plant in a vain attempt to save it.


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« Reply #26 on: October 22, 2011, 06:46:49 PM »
Nice photos

I have so much hollhook seeds here ... unfortunately a little far away... (Germany) ... maybe send in a letter?
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« Reply #27 on: October 26, 2011, 03:51:11 PM »
yeah, that'd be cool. I could PM you an address you could send them to. I have packets of self seeded poppies, marigold and others if you're interested in swapping.


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« Reply #28 on: November 04, 2011, 07:44:34 PM »
Just waiting for your direction... ;)
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« Reply #29 on: November 11, 2011, 05:59:16 PM »
I hate it when people just dump their rubbish in public places and spaces.

so, I recycled a couple of mats recently. here's one....



then a spot for it to work....



and hey presto, a weed suppressant....





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« Reply #30 on: November 16, 2011, 04:23:22 PM »
yeah, well, couldn't leave it at one, could I??






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« Reply #31 on: November 16, 2011, 05:33:28 PM »
I roped in a few heads to turn this....




into this.....



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« Reply #32 on: November 26, 2011, 06:33:08 PM »

I passed by here the other day, still got somethin' goin' on...






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« Reply #33 on: January 22, 2012, 05:43:39 PM »
 ;D Have really enjoyed these posts on this page keep em coming ---- ;D
Drink deep and never thirst

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« Reply #34 on: January 25, 2012, 01:41:55 PM »
;D Have really enjoyed these posts on this page keep em coming ---- ;D

heya, thanks for the feedback.

This year, I must check and see what has become of the plants in Reply 4 ...

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« Reply #35 on: March 06, 2012, 05:43:35 PM »


heya, thanks for the feedback.

This year, I must check and see what has become of the plants in Reply 4 ...
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yeah, well I was in the neighbourhood yesterday, and the bulbs planted by the tree seem to have been eradicated by weedkiller. Lots of dandelions ready to push up and out. Perhaps there's one of the bulbs doing its best to keep at it.

I had also planted some bulbs a few metres away, in amongst some shrubbery and they have survived, tulips and are doing well.  I took a photograph, but having changed phones recently I have yet to find a proper usb cable to transfer them with....

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« Reply #36 on: March 22, 2012, 12:36:48 PM »
I don't know what happened in the above botched reply....


Anyway, further examination of the flowers in Reply 4 and asking a neighbour, seems like they had been either weed-whacked or more likely poisoned.

However, some hyacinth and tulips planted nearby have survived. As soon as I can attach the photos, I will...

Plus, the flowers in Reply 11 are still going strong, the landscapers (what a wonderful profession,  ;) ) have cut the grass around them and left them alone.

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« Reply #37 on: March 29, 2012, 07:10:33 PM »
Reply 1

the landscapers' fine work is appreciated...



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« Reply #38 on: April 26, 2012, 02:13:31 PM »
The daffs have gone over and the tulips are out...




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« Reply #39 on: April 26, 2012, 02:22:29 PM »
Right,
because I think of little else but guerrilla gardening, I thought I'd already posted photos of these plants, which went in at the same time as those in Reply 4 (which have been killed by either weed whackers or poisoned-they're gone).

then I realised I'm not in this part of town when the spring flowering bulbs are in bloom, till this year, that is. So, have a look at what I did a couple of years ago....

2012 March 5th


2012 March 21st tulips

Hyacinths

2012 April 10th

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« Reply #40 on: April 30, 2012, 01:26:54 PM »
Well, I decided to be a bit bolder. I'm trying sweet corn.

start with a few 3"/8cm pots


some seed suitable potting compost a dibber and your seeds. Water in well and off you go.



haven't decided where I'll put them yet. some will go in the back garden either way....

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« Reply #41 on: June 03, 2012, 09:40:23 PM »
the other view in Reply #2
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« Reply #42 on: August 21, 2012, 06:15:54 PM »
Further to Reply 16  where 'My Lovely Assistant' helped last year, I did a solo run on August 10th. A bit of maintenance.  The one we did last year and the one beside it.

Sending up suckers...



not any more...


Last year's.


and after pruning...



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« Reply #43 on: August 21, 2012, 06:24:36 PM »
From my Troop Dig photos. The gladioli came up by itself, that is, no friends. And has gone over already


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« Reply #44 on: August 29, 2012, 03:44:44 PM »
Was down near the 'nal at Golden bridge last week out of nostalgia.



Main road in Swords heading for Ashbourne. A work in progress. Usually very early in the morning, before the traffic. :-)

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« Reply #45 on: August 31, 2012, 02:23:03 PM »
Was down near the 'nal at Golden bridge last week out of nostalgia...

oh yeah? did you take a walk down Canal+???

whatya think?


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« Reply #46 on: September 01, 2012, 08:12:51 PM »


This is where we were at the canal Goldenbridge. The large red brick structure on the right is about where our home was.
Adjacent to the lampost on the left I fell in the canal circa 1947.

Was sorry to see Goldenbridge primary school had gone. Did not see much more as we were on our way to Naas.
Intend planting a willow tree and some flowers on the canal bank where I was a very lucky little boy.  Then I will take a long walk down maybe to Dophin's Barn?

Admire your dedication along the canal. Great work and informative too.

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« Reply #47 on: September 02, 2012, 07:58:53 PM »
Good news and bad news, the crocosmia in Reply #24 survived and flourished this year.

the bad news is that on the Canal+ thread, the nasturtiums that were doing so well have been pulled out-they are gone.
But, on the same thread, the hollyhocks have been left to flower and go to seed....well done, for ONCE, Waterways Ireland.....



so, that's a definite success...

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« Reply #48 on: September 08, 2012, 09:32:58 PM »
Anyway, as you do, certain things wreck my head. And if noone does anything about it, I end up losing the plot and doing it myself. Like this evening....

There is always a puddle of water after it rains. RIGHT WHERE people walk. so, seeing as there was some ongoing work, replacing and installing new bicycle parking, I decided to take some action...

Here is the flood plain.


Here is an ample supply of topsoil.


Here is where there USED to be a flood plain. No more. yee haaa ( a passerby stopping for a chat and photoshoot!)


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« Reply #49 on: September 11, 2012, 07:29:22 PM »
yeah it worked out alright.

Yesterday after the heavy rain...


one more barrowful should do it.

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