Spring Guerilla gardening 2

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Another early morning foray into the streets. More dianella revoluta to add to a massed planting where so many plants were stolen in three separate events the week they went in.

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Over several years I have planted saltbush into the gaps to keep the weeds down (now the saltbush is mounting a takeover bid!) and progressively propagated new plants to replace the ones that were stolen. This morning they went in like this, barey a spear shaped leaf above ground:

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Some of those planted in the last two years look good:

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And the original plantings are really successful.

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Here is the mound of saltbush removed (half to the chooks and half to composting):

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And at that point I decided it was prudent not to plant anything more and head home to  deal with that pile of saltbush, recycle some rubbish and give the chooks something tastier.  Dandelions, for example!

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4 responses to “Spring Guerilla gardening 2

  1. Someone stole your new plantings? Three times!? That’s just rude. I’m sorry. You are a real trooper!

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    • My plantings are safe Lynda, it’s the ones the council put in that were stolen 🙂 thank you!

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      • The other side of the coin:
        Here is how I see it. The person who stole the plantings, even if it was from the council, is costing all of you in increased rates. There is more than just plants involved, there are the work hours of the gardeners and the cost of said plants. Each time this happens, just like with shoplifting, the costs go up to cover the shrinkage. But, I suppose if you are stupid enough to take what isn’t yours, then you are not intelligent enough to realize you are going to pay for it later. Sadly, so will you and the rest who live in your area. :\

        This is one of my pet peeves. You may have sussed that already, huh?

        OK, off my soapbox.

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      • Soapbox to your heart’s content! I certainly did see it as someone making the decision to privatise what had been a public resource. My friends offered me an alternative interpretation–that the number of native plantings available to bees and birds and such is going up. And for all I know they were taken by people who otherwise couldn’t afford these plants. It’s a mystery! But happily I know how to propagate and this can be rectified, even if only slowly.

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