Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Monday, 29 September 2008

Wilson St -After

Above are the much tidier planters we left behind after all our hard work. Unfortunately there was no way to shift the big butterfly bush which I had hoped to remove and relocate to somewhere more appropriate. However it's roots weren't shifting so we settled instead, for a hard pruning and agreed to keep it in line over the coming months.

Most of what's been added is in seed form so it'll be next year before we see anything flower but in the meantime at least we've tamed the Wilson St jungle.

Friday, 26 September 2008

Wilson Street

Above is the 'before shot' of the planters in Wilson Street, however if you were passing today you'll know that they already look a lot better than the picture seen here. I spent the afternoon weeding and clearing out the rubbish. I was joined by a passer by who did most of the pruning and provided us with a much needed bag of daffodil bulbs.

I have put in twelve lavender plants, tulip bulbs, Field Poppy, Scabious and Nigella seeds. On Saturday I'll be adding more daffodil bulbs, some poached egg seeds and more lavender.

I have some Love-Lies-Bleeding seeds which won't be going in until next spring possibly joined by some Petunias and red Sunflowers.

Thanks to the chap who helped, the chap who came bearing gifts and everyone who stopped to offer words of encouragement. It's all very much appreciated and I hope you'll be equally appreciative of our efforts over the coming months.

I'll pop up an 'after' shot over the weekend to let you all see the finished result.

Tuesday, 9 September 2008

Calling All Guerrilla Gardeners!

There is still loads to do up at Townhead -in particular weeding, clearing of leaves and planting. The sooner we get this done, the sooner we can get really creative with the space so the more the merrier.We'll be meeting at 11am on 04/10/08 so bring your gloves, tools, plants bulbs and seeds and lets get set for spring. For those that haven't visited the site before it is the lane the adjoins Stirling Street and Parson Street near St Mungos R.C Church in Townhead at the top of the High St opposite the Royal Infirmary.

Monday, 8 September 2008

Before And After -My First Garden

As you can see this little strip was being used as a rubbish dump until I staged my horticultural coup. Despite one or two setbacks local reaction has been great and the garden has been respected.


We've set up this blog to document all the guerrilla gardening activity happening in Glasgow at the moment. In June this year I started my first guerrilla garden in the city centre having been inspired by Richard Reynolds 'On Guerrilla Gardening'. Little did I know that by August I would be tending my own tiny plot, a very large and overgrown plot in Townhead and planning an attack on the planters in Wilson Street.

Better still I'm not alone in all this and have been lucky enough to recruit some very committed and hard working troops. To find out more about us and what we do read this fine article from The Scotland on Sunday.

If you fancy joining us on a dig join the forum here or send me an email.

All our activity is funded by donations if you'd like to help out in this way you can donate via paypal or get in touch to offer any seeds, bulbs, cutting or tools you don't have a use for.