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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 12:16 pm    Post subject: Gardening on RTE's Nationwide Reply with quote

http://www.rte.ie/news/2009/0701/nationwide_av.html

Here is the link to the RTE website where you can watch all past Nationwide programmes. There was a really interesting one on last night with four different segments, including one about keeping hens, and another about allotments. Take a look !
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

let hope it promotes more interest in gardening and allotments.

It is all such a contrast to all that hard landscaping on TV a few years ago.

the only problem I have with allotments is they are not easy to access if you do not have a car.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I couldn't agree more, belfast. I disliked all those "instant garden" programmes.....and some of Diarmuid Gavin's constructions were sterile and very UN-eco-friendly. All fashions and crazes blow over eventually.
Point taken about access to allotments.... maybe riding a bike might be the answer!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 1:36 am    Post subject: Re: Gardening on RTE's Nationwide Reply with quote

Sive wrote:
http://www.rte.ie/news/2009/0701/nationwide_av.html

Here is the link to the RTE website where you can watch all past Nationwide programmes. There was a really interesting one on last night with four different segments, including one about keeping hens, and another about allotments. Take a look !


I loved the piece about the allotments, because we often drive by that place, and I'd wondered what it was like Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sive wrote:
I couldn't agree more, belfast. I disliked all those "instant garden" programmes.....and some of Diarmuid Gavin's constructions were sterile and very UN-eco-friendly. All fashions and crazes blow over eventually.
Point taken about access to allotments.... maybe riding a bike might be the answer!


I am on the waiting list for Fingal new allotments near Tyrrelstown.

40 minute bus ride plus 10 minute walk.

I would cycle, except a lot of people, I know who cycle in Dublin I knew over since I came here in late 1996 have had accidents what put them in hospital.

I do not think Dublin is a safe city to cycle in.

Will I be allowed on a bus with a garden knife or garden tools.

I am only 5 minutes walk for Grangegorman, 76 acres on mostly empty green space.
DIT are going to move in.

In the correct climate I can see that land being empty for the next 10 years.

There was a garden there more than 15 years and being run by a member of staff until there manger found it a put a stop it,

You can see the remains of the pollytunnell for the top of the number 20 bus.

The main thing growing there now is giant hog weed and is spreading to the garden across the street.



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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There was a garden there more than 15 years and being run by a member of staff until there manger found it a put a stop it,


That is so maddening!! Mad Like what would have been the harm?!? Confused

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Belfast wrote:
There was a garden there more than 15 years and being run by a member of staff until there manger found it a put a stop it,


That is so maddening!! Mad Like what would have been the harm?!? Confused


I forgot to say why it was stopped.

1. He had no permission.
2. He was growing flowers commercial and selling them in the market for cash.
3. If they left him there long enough he could have claimed squatters rights.

It still seemed a better use that letting Giant hog weed grow there.

Giant hog weed can cause 3rd degree burns and asthmas attacks.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't see #1 as that bad, if the place was not being used for anything else. #2 was a bit cheeky, but still, no harm to anyone. #3 that's a good point, but surely they could have made some agreement, rather than just let the giant hog weed take over..
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stello wrote:
I don't see #1 as that bad, if the place was not being used for anything else. #2 was a bit cheeky, but still, no harm to anyone. #3 that's a good point, but surely they could have made some agreement, rather than just let the giant hog weed take over..


That would require flexible thinking.

Not possible for the eastern health board at time a or the HSE after.
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