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waterlily



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PostSubject: Guerrilla Gardening   Sat May 21, 2011 4:14 am

Guerrilla gardening is a wonderful idea, planting in public places creating beauty for everyone to enjoy. Wasteland and even roundabouts are being used; here is a link to a good website:
http://www.guerrillagardening.org/
This is especially important in cities like New York where it is very popular.
One way of planting is to create seed bombs by mixing seeds with soil snd then placing them where they are to grow.
My husband and I have recently been out "gardening" on The Wirral, we will return and take some photos.
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PostSubject: Re: Guerrilla Gardening   Sat May 21, 2011 6:54 am

Hi waterlily and welcome to the forum.
This is an amazing idea I had not heard of before. Im looking forward to seeing and hearing more about it.
I will check out the website.
Its simple ideas like this that can make a world of difference.
Im sure I can get up to some mischief doing a bit of this!
Thanks for sharing and im sure the Wirral is all the better for it.
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PostSubject: Re: Guerrilla Gardening   Tue May 24, 2011 12:23 am

waterlily wrote:
Guerrilla gardening is a wonderful idea, planting in public places creating beauty for everyone to enjoy. Wasteland and even roundabouts are being used; here is a link to a good website:
http://www.guerrillagardening.org/
This is especially important in cities like New York where it is very popular.
One way of planting is to create seed bombs by mixing seeds with soil snd then placing them where they are to grow.
My husband and I have recently been out "gardening" on The Wirral, we will return and take some photos.

Welcome to the Forum Waterlily!
Wow!! I really like your idea.....it sounds extremely fun!
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I will have to put into practice hehhhehe
Thank you! I have never heard of it!

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PostSubject: Re: Guerrilla Gardening   Tue May 31, 2011 5:32 am

I love it, Waterlily! I have been fascinated by Guerrilla Gardening for several years, though confess I have never gone ahead and done it. I would especially love to drop a few seed bombs around Halifax the next time I'm visiting my family there. There are always neglected spots in the city that could use some TLC and "beautification".

Have you made seed bombs? Do you use "potter's" clay in them? I would like to try making some using the seeds of hardy flowers, like various kinds of sunflowers. Maybe also using chamomile pansies - they also grow well, without much care.

Looking forward to seeing your photos! Very Happy
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PostSubject: How To Make a Seed Bomb   Fri Jun 17, 2011 9:08 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Guerrilla Gardening   Sat Jun 18, 2011 3:57 am

Hi floyd
saw your post the other day and when we were out driving the kids and I spotted an ideal place for this cheers
They were quite intreaged by the whole idea
I have ordered some endangered wildflower seed from http://www.nickys-nursery.co.uk/garden-shop/seeds/wildflower-seed/p/plants-in-danger/detail
We are planning a drive- by under the cover of darkness Suspect
great idea
cheers silver*
Its one way to get the kids interested in gardening
hope your still singing to those courgettes sunny
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PostSubject: Re: Guerrilla Gardening   Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:08 pm

silver* wrote:
Hi floyd
saw your post the other day and when we were out driving the kids and I spotted an ideal place for this cheers
They were quite intreaged by the whole idea
I have ordered some endangered wildflower seed from http://www.nickys-nursery.co.uk/garden-shop/seeds/wildflower-seed/p/plants-in-danger/detail
We are planning a drive- by under the cover of darkness Suspect
great idea
cheers silver*
Its one way to get the kids interested in gardening
hope your still singing to those courgettes sunny

Good stuff silver. Yep..still belting out those tunes to the courgettes. Will take some of these seed bombs to the local woods

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PostSubject: Re: Guerrilla Gardening   Sun Jul 24, 2011 2:42 am

Here is a nice article in this weekend's Chronicle Herald (Nova Scotia, Canada). One of the fellows interviewed in this piece took some old candy machines and turned them into seed bomb distributors - a great idea! sunny

http://thechronicleherald.ca/ArtsLife/1254695.html

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PostSubject: Re: Guerrilla Gardening   Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:53 am


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