International Sunflower Guerrilla Gardening Day 2012

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International Sunflower Guerrilla Gardening Day 2012
« on: March 07, 2012, 08:07:28 AM »
Join the Facebook event here:

An annual event of optimistic seed sowing since 2007.

Plant sunflower seeds anywhere around your neighbourhood they might have a chance of flourishing with a little tender loving care from you and your friends:

- Neglected flower beds
- Weedy tree pits
- Roadside verges
- Municipal shrubberies
- A neglectful neighbours garden
And where ever your imagination leads you.

You're looking for places where they won't get weeded away or accidentally trampled. You may need to water them in dry periods, but ideally the ground will be not to sandy and dry and the season will be kind to us and our plants with regular bursts of rain.

You can do it solo or organise a local sowing session near you. Sow your sunflowers any time of the day but this year it's a Tuesday, so if you're at work head out at the traditional guerrilla planting evening hours when you're most likely to bump into other locals and win them round to joining in too - the suggestion is from 6pm.

All you need are sunflower seeds and something to dig the ground a bit so you can sow it a couple of centimetres underground. If you can plant it with a handful of fresh compost and water it the chances of success are improved.

For inspiration check out this Flickr album

Share ideas, past success and failures here on in the main Facebook page.

Re: International Sunflower Guerrilla Gardening Day 2012
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2012, 07:33:32 PM »
I planted seeds this year for the first time
Organiser of the Rainbow Moot for LGBT Pagans
Agent Wild Pansy of the Lavender Movement Guerrilla Gardening the West Midlands



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International Sunflower Guerrilla Gardening Day 2012
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2012, 10:18:18 PM »
Cool sleepyowl.

This is me being Richard's 'Lovely Assistant' on the Old Kent Road a couple of weeks ago, during the Chelsea Fringe Festival. for details.

This is but one of three tree pits we did, PLUS a traffic island further up, where we must've planted 5,000 sunflower seeds. We threw them in by the handful. It would've been easier to weigh the amount, than count it. Probably 5kg?
btw, I like the way they suppport the trees, with two stakes.

and this is us on the traffic island...

we went all the way up to the traffic lights!!!
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International Sunflower Guerrilla Gardening Day 2012
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2012, 11:23:55 PM »
I also gave several handfuls to the boys girls in Archbishop's Park in Lambeth..
during the Chelsea Fringe Festival...

.they put them in with the lavender

So I threw a handful in here too....

A tulip leaf tree, btw.

watering them in...

Keep an eye out, it's at the back of St. Thomas' Hospital, (the A&E entrance...)

« Last Edit: June 03, 2012, 11:33:21 PM by tampopo »