Guerilla Gardening

so i decided to plant a few of my extra plants around a tree on the way out of where i live, so i could see nice some colour as i leave. and then i kept adding and now ive turned it into a proper garden of sorts image

i get lots of nice compliments and people have said its inspired them to do their own gardens etc

ive had plant donations left on my door step and a nice lady gave me £10 towards it and since then she has started to plant things in her front garden! and ive met and spoken to more people in the last month of doing this than i have the whole time ive lived here (14 years)!!!

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  • Love it Hefty...long may you carry on with it!!imageimage

  • Missy KrissyMissy Krissy Posts: 249

    That's totally awesome! Well done you image

  • Victoria SpongeVictoria Sponge WearsidePosts: 2,651

    I think that is spreading Heftyimage

    Liking that lungwort and is that a bugle at the front kerbside pic?

  • lovegardenslovegardens Posts: 85

    That's really lovely image  image

  • 1Runnybeak11Runnybeak1 Posts: 8,128

    So pretty Hefty.  I'm sure it cheers people up and hopefully encourages them to do the same somewhere,  image

  • Wonderful!  It's people like you who really do bring out the very best in community spirit!  If there was a local spot that I could indulge in  I would - but it's all very rural or well tended.  Well, except for next-door's front garden - but that's another matter entirely image

  • HeftyHefty Posts: 370

    @victoria sponge - yeah thats right its an Ajuga - whacked it there to creep along the ground as cover image

    thanks everyone, its def become a talking point with people and im now gonna look for other spaces i can do also - without causing the council any problems when they need to come and mow the grass

    but yeah its been really cool talking to people and telling them more about the plight of the bees etc etc

  • lilysillylilysilly Posts: 386

    Looks lovely Hefty, I'm glad that your work is being appreciated by your community. There are a three areas around my house that I've often thought about improving with a few plants but I've always chickened out of going for it. There are three planting holes in a sort of crazy paving area near a pathway. The largest is probably only 2ft wide, the middle 18inches and the smallest 12inches wide. I have some divided geranium Wargrave Pink which is evergreen and doesn't seed everywhere, it has a long flowering season too. So they could go in that space. There is a foot deep border under a magnificent horse chestnut tree, this is pure leaf mould . Would our native primroses like it there? Then there is an area with just Hawthorne with poor soil around it probably 3 yards wide. I've got a purple butterfly bush going spare. So do you think these would be suitable as a start? I could add a few mini daffodils in the autumn too. 

  • HeftyHefty Posts: 370

    that sounds great! any unused or unloved space no matter how small can accommodate some nice plants / flowers image and yes i believe primroses would b more than happy there as they are woodland plants anyways (but im not a primrose expertimage )

    you can also just chuck some seeds down and see what happens image thats what im gonna do in other areas i find image

    its a real nice addition to my gardening day

     

     

  • HeftyHefty Posts: 370

    p.s the rubber ducky in the "micro water feature" was added by someone else - i went out one day and there he was bobbing about

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