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« Reply #50 on: September 25, 2012, 03:19:25 PM »

Well,
mystery solved. During Culture Night last week, (culturenight.ie), I finally met the mystery guerrilla gardener (of Reply 24) Actually, she made herself known to me during one of the events, here....

http://www.facebook.com/studio468

...making seed bombs. I've no photos of my own, as my hands were all dirty. But I'm not in any, boo hoo!!!  Wink

She said she had seen me with Guerrilla Gardening Dog 1 some time ago and was inspired. So. That's good.

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... Wink )





I don't have any photos of my own, my hands were  too dirty.  But I'm not in any!!! boo hoo!
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« Reply #51 on: September 26, 2012, 09:45:58 PM »

yeah it worked out alright.

Yesterday after the heavy rain...

one more barrowful should do it.

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hmmm, meh, it didn't work out as alright as I'd expected. Instead of a hard base that collected water...it's now a VERY muddy surface that you sink in after some rain!

Anyone any ideas to remedy the situation and redeem myself!!!!???

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« Reply #52 on: September 27, 2012, 08:16:29 PM »

Hello,

I thought I'd posted this notification before.



It happens this Saturday.

I'll be giving a seed bomb making demonstration at 11.00

and a talk on guerrilla gardening and my experiences at 14.30

All are welcome and it's free.  In fact, there will be at least 300 bags of vegetables given away free, produce from the local community gardens.
More information at this website.

www.dcg.ie  
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« Reply #53 on: September 30, 2012, 09:03:11 PM »

yeah, it went well...
I must've rolled a thousand seed bombs! I had to start wearing latex gloves. My poor hands. There isn't enough Helosan in Ireland to fix them!!! (and there are at least 4 tubes here!!!)

At the Seed Bomb Demonstration table...



I had the audience in the palm of my (cracked skin) hands!!!
Talking through some of my gg photos.



I also showed photos of my seedbombing attacks in Copenhagen, at the golf course, and in Malmo. Actually, I segued into my Malmo Cycling Infrastructure photos aswell!!! I could have been in the Dublin Cycling Campaign Marquee too!

there may be more photos to follow...
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« Reply #54 on: October 09, 2012, 03:26:32 PM »

Following the success of the Autumn Harvest Fair, I was approached by a member of the Clondalking GIY group and asked to give the same talk to their monthly meeting.  Which coincidentally is this Thursday, Oct 11th at 7pm (1900hrs) at the Clondalkin Public Library.

http://www.southdublinlibraries.ie/find-library/clondalkin

don't be late!!!
Free parking available in the boilerhouse....for bicycles, ahem....

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« Reply #55 on: October 29, 2012, 03:37:33 PM »

As it happens, as it happens, two nieces were playing camogie in a nearby park. Cousins, in fact.

I had rescued a few plants, including a nasturtium that had self seeded. Pictured here hanging off the side of the pot.

Unfortunately, on the walk over to the location (in the background) it fell out somewhere and we couldn't find it again.  Anyway, I planted about five plants [in here]


and they were either Evening Primrose or Teasel. I'll let you know next summer


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« Reply #56 on: February 12, 2013, 08:26:20 PM »

Over the coming weeks, dates to be confirmed, I''ll be giving Guerrilla Gardening talks in the Goat Grill and the Clontarf  area.  Come one, come all!!! Wink

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« Reply #57 on: March 12, 2013, 06:27:34 PM »

Make a date and don't be late...

Walkinstown Library (as featured in the Yarnbombing thread) is where I'll be on March 25th, 6.30pm giving wee chat about guerrilla gardening and tactics.  

All welcome.  Ample bike parking outside.

http://www.dublincity.ie/RecreationandCulture/libraries/FindALibrary/Pages/walkinstown_library.aspx


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« Reply #58 on: April 03, 2013, 06:11:11 PM »

Many thanks to Aoife and Claire for being wonderful hosts.

I had a ball. 110+ photos in 50 minutes with a running commentary.  And still some time left over for tea and chocolate cake.

hmmm, chocolate cake....drool!

Full house. I was well impressed! Thank you all for turning out on a bitterly cold night. I had a blast!


And I recycled the teabags to go in my compost bin!!!

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« Reply #59 on: July 02, 2013, 06:09:55 PM »

I've been a little less active domestically lately, I'm out of touch!  Aswell as being incapacitated. But, back to full health now.  As a result, I'm lost around the RoI pages. I think these next sequence of photos belong in this thread....Anyway....here goes.

My phone is STILL in being repaired, i.e. camera. So, this first photo is a stock photo of  March  2011.


it's been bugging me for two years or so to get it fixed and looking nice again....

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« Reply #60 on: July 02, 2013, 06:17:36 PM »

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« Reply #61 on: July 02, 2013, 06:28:02 PM »

Right, I dug away at it for a bit, till the melted wheelie bin came up...



Had look at the layer of soil underneath. Not too bad. Nice and brown looking....


it was bloody heavy and awkward to lift onto the wheel barrow, I can tell you....


but, success.


just need to keep it well watered in till it knits together....
happy with that. must say.
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« Reply #62 on: July 07, 2013, 05:39:11 PM »

Well, if you didn't laugh, you might cry, eh???

A couple of days after my efforts at rehabilitating this bit of ground after years, another bonfire. This time, no wheelie bin, just a pallet...


turning into a bit of a firefighting exercise, innit? See what I did there!  Wink


I have it all swept up and tidied already. Can't see grass seed taking at this time of year....



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« Reply #63 on: July 27, 2013, 04:19:49 PM »

Well, I started like this, scattering a handful of grass seed over the bare soil, but knowing that as we'd had four weeks unbroken dry weather (uncharacteristically) it wouldn't take....



then I was up in Tallaght  during last week and spotted this...


and these...

so, the answer to my prayers, just dumped at the side of the road among the undergrowth. Amazing what you spot when you answer the call of nature, eh?!!!  Wink
So, I had to schlep the lot back into town from the Belgard station.   That's not including the approx. 1km I had to carry them to GET to the Belgard station!!!!

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« Reply #64 on: July 27, 2013, 04:24:20 PM »

in the words of the late, great Tommy Cooper..."not like that, like that"




and luckily enough, the weather broke and we've even had thunderstorms to water them in!!! See the other patch in the background??? the only green bit in the vicinity....
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« Reply #65 on: August 17, 2013, 05:46:37 PM »

Ooops, I did it again!

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« Reply #66 on: August 31, 2013, 02:15:00 PM »

Heya,

just got a late, last minute request to repeat the seedbomb workshop at this year's Annual Harvest Festival.



Come one, come all...you're all welcome....

(I hope I'm near the Home Brewing exhibition!!!)  Grin

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« Reply #67 on: September 07, 2013, 06:09:31 PM »

Ok, so I got a bit ahead of myself.  Here is the official poster....





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« Reply #68 on: October 06, 2013, 05:54:51 PM »

Does this link work?

with a new and improved sign....

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=354166944719770&set=oa.10151894653934795&type=1&theater

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« Reply #69 on: March 30, 2014, 04:13:35 PM »

Seeing as it's Mother's Day here, here's an update on the daffodils (and tulips in due course) from the photo in Reply #1



Thankfully the landscapers of this apartment complex do a great job in cutting around them when they do the grass, so, thanks to them for that!!

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« Reply #70 on: June 21, 2014, 10:49:47 PM »

For my 700th post, I'd like to draw your attention to some wonderful photos of work done that I saw today.

In Dolphins Barn, to the rear of the old public toilets, someone has potted up a milk churn, among other things and just like Fante di Fiore, they have tied up some everyday items with flowers in them. Check 'em out.



Close up of the milk churn, a bath tub and an adapted pallet...


Close up of a 2L bottle of milk.


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« Reply #71 on: September 02, 2014, 02:45:05 PM »

More maintenance from Reply 16



Apres,
oooh, it's like a dieting ad. Even the light is different/better to make it look like an improvement!!!

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« Reply #72 on: December 31, 2014, 10:33:41 PM »

Well, I was down in the area today and spotted that the tops of the daffodils had been cut off, I'm told, but they will be allowed grow by the landscapers.  WRT Reply 1 and 10






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« Reply #73 on: March 06, 2015, 10:31:18 PM »

Well, not everything can be rosy in the garden...and for one reason or other young people are making choices...

here are some commemorative trees...  Cry



this one's in Pimlico. It has a guard around the base of it now. These photos were taken a few weeks ago...



And here too, a tragic accident...



and...


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« Reply #74 on: March 13, 2015, 09:13:13 PM »

Now hear this! Post National Tree Week, Tesco is selling betulas for three euro ninety nine cent




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« Reply #75 on: September 02, 2016, 04:21:20 PM »

A demain! the Dublin community growers group is having its annual autumn harvest festival tomorrow. Come one, come all.



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« Reply #76 on: October 13, 2016, 05:02:47 PM »

The Crumlin/Walkinstown GIY group meet in Walkinstown library and they have kindly invited me to give a talk (show and tell,with slides) next Monday 17th October from 6.30pm.

Talk for an hour,then have tea and cake.

you're all invited. Percy French Road, Walkinstown.
Be there.  Cool


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« Reply #77 on: October 14, 2016, 09:31:49 PM »

It's very short notice, but I've just seen this notification.
Should be good, though I've never been. Worth a visit if you're in town.

http://irishgardenplantsociety.com/event/leinster-plant-sale-3/?instance_id=664




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« Reply #78 on: June 16, 2017, 09:41:44 PM »

Have to say, the Nigella in Reply 23 have been a stirling, long lasting success.




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« Reply #79 on: July 12, 2017, 05:46:16 PM »

Two bits of news.
Three. Three bits of news.

Tomorrow Thursday July 13th, after the Clondalkin GIY monthly committee meeting I'll be giving a talk on my guerrilla gardening exploits. There will be photos. And maybe some cake (fingers crossed)

From 6.30 pm till 8 o'clock.

Come one, come all.

On Saturday July 15th (and probably 16th) I will be attending the St. Anne's Rose Festival in Clontarf/Raheny and will be giving a demonstration on seed bomb making.

There's no poster for the former activity and I couldn't find one for the latter, but if you put St. Anne's Rose Festival into Facebook, you should get some info there.
I'm not sure of the hours, tbh, but it'll be in the afternoon. I will be dropping by Liberty Park, Foley Street for this...

"Hi Dublin Community Growers. Tree School will be running a walking tour called 'Harvesting Joyce' of Dublin's North inner city community gardens with Jay Sher this Saturday 12 -3pm. Anyone is welcome to join us. We will meet in the Tree Line Projects Circe Pavilion, in Liberty Park, Foley Street. See info on event below and here is a link to the http://treelineproject.org/."

Click on the link and scroll down to the 15th and "Harvesting Joyce with Jason Sheridan"

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« Reply #80 on: July 22, 2017, 11:33:09 AM »

Well the guerrilla gardening talk/show and tell was a resounding success at Clondalkin Library. Many thanks for the invite.

Last evening, I attended the Clondalkin Animal Aid fundraiser and was told that one of the attendees last week has been 'getting jjggy with it' throughout Clondalkin, releasing trees hither and yon. He said it has given him a whole new perspective of his surroundings.
So, a great result!

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