PICS OF MY LANEWAY GARDEN

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PICS OF MY LANEWAY GARDEN

Postby janeb2178 » Thu Mar 27, 2008 1:22 pm

these are pictures taken of the garden i have created in the laneway outside my garden. it was empty land screaming for a purpose. i have fruit trees in there and vegies and herbs. it has become a community garden of sorts for me and my neighbours.

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Re: PICS OF MY LANEWAY GARDEN

Postby BC » Thu Mar 27, 2008 1:29 pm

Brilliant. Do neighbours just come and help theirselves?
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Re: PICS OF MY LANEWAY GARDEN

Postby The Estate » Thu Mar 27, 2008 1:37 pm

what a great idea to brighten up a dull space and also being very useful (Y)
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Postby midgin » Thu Mar 27, 2008 1:53 pm

Fabulous.. very well done.
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Re: PICS OF MY LANEWAY GARDEN

Postby janeb2178 » Thu Mar 27, 2008 2:21 pm

yes, the neighbours pick stuff. if i have a glut i will draw their attention to it. i also get suggestions or plants of what they would like to eat
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Re: PICS OF MY LANEWAY GARDEN

Postby Luzy » Thu Mar 27, 2008 3:03 pm

It's a wonderful idea Jane - and very effective. :D
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Re: PICS OF MY LANEWAY GARDEN

Postby abwal » Thu Mar 27, 2008 4:51 pm

What an excellent way to work together with neighbours.
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Re: PICS OF MY LANEWAY GARDEN

Postby guzzigirl » Thu Mar 27, 2008 6:24 pm

love your use of what would normally be wasted space. I reckon there should be more of it. (Y) (Y)

Hope the neighbours start getting into contributing more too.
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Re: PICS OF MY LANEWAY GARDEN

Postby Ophelia » Fri Mar 28, 2008 3:36 pm

What a great idea!
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Postby Mister Wisteria » Fri Mar 28, 2008 6:49 pm

Brialliant and very well done. :D
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Re: PICS OF MY LANEWAY GARDEN

Postby mitcho » Sun Mar 30, 2008 7:24 am

What a great idea. That is a community garden. They would all take a bit of ownership of it as well and keep an eye on it. Do you ever get vandals?
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Re: PICS OF MY LANEWAY GARDEN

Postby janeb2178 » Sun Mar 30, 2008 11:32 am

hi mitcho,
until recently i would have said mostly no. my home is near a high school. some of the kids have started coming down the lane to smoke during breaks. i politely asked them to pick up their rubbish behind them and told them they could use my bin. now the precious dears have been throwing rubbish in my front garden, pulling up plants picking fruit and throwing it around and to my horror they slashed all my water tubes. im sure their parents would be very proud of them.
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Re: PICS OF MY LANEWAY GARDEN

Postby orchid40 » Sun Mar 30, 2008 4:50 pm

janeb2178 wrote:hi mitcho,
until recently i would have said mostly no. my home is near a high school. some of the kids have started coming down the lane to smoke during breaks. i politely asked them to pick up their rubbish behind them and told them they could use my bin. now the precious dears have been throwing rubbish in my front garden, pulling up plants picking fruit and throwing it around and to my horror they slashed all my water tubes. im sure their parents would be very proud of them.



Aw that is a great pity Janeb, you've done such a good job too. It makes you wonder what goes on in these kids' heads, probably not very much.I hope they find somewhere else to waste their time soon. Your lane garden is such a great idea.
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