Don't throw it out - we might find a new home for it!
If you have things in your garden that you're planning to dispose of then consider contacting us first. We might be able to find a new home for them in public planting areas.
Two hollyhocks that grow +8ft tall will soon flower in a new home and feed the bees over the summer.
An Athlumney Wood resident has germinated 30 Horse Chestnut trees for public planting. We have assisted by providing pots and compost for them to be grown on.
A selection of wildflower plugs donated by MCC will be passed to one of our local schools to plant.
Thank you to Meath County Council for providing 30 native species trees for us to plant in Johnstown during National Tree Week
A cherry tree was given to us by a resident in the Orchard Estate and 2 ash trees found growing in a nearby garden lawn are replanted in the Boyne Estate lawn along Metges Road.
60 compost bags donated by The Grow Shop were distributed to the 4 local schools to assist in germinating the 2023 Sunflower Trail.
Several containers of Organic Fertiliser donated by the Grow Shop will see us growing well for years to come.
We've asked the local pubs to collect used drink bottles to make water funnels for our Sunflower Trail. The Ardboyne Hotel provided over 200.
3 tonnes of LECA mixed with coconut husk was saved from landfill by The Grow Shop. We plan to use it to assist drainage and also as a mulch in public planting areas.
600 11Ltr plant pots collected by The Grow Shop were distributed amongst volunteers and the community.
2 tons of garden soil donated from Athlumeny Castle was repurposed at the Athlumeny Hall Fruit and Herb Verge.
120 compost bags donated by The Grow Shop were distributed to the 4 local schools, residents groups, and has enabled the Johnstown Sunflower Trail 2022 to have so many more sites.
Dozens of strawberry plants grown by a resident in Athlumney Wood are set to be included in the 2022 Athlumney Hall fruit and herb verge.
Three trees were replanted in the Boyne Estate lawn donated from a Dunville Estate resident
Dozens of bedding plants were received from the Circle K garage, Dunshaughlin, and were offered to our volunteers for use in their gardens.
Two large 'spiky' plants donated from the Athlumney Castle Estate now deter unwanted anti social gatherings around the street sign in Athlumney Abbey
Nearly 100 'slightly tired' geraniums were offered by Beechmount Garden Centre with most being used in the planting at the Bothar Sion fence line.
50 edging blocks donated from the Boyne Estate resident was intended for road edging at Johnstown Wood.Issues with securing them meant that they were donated to a local resident.
1 ton of gravel stones donated from a Boyne Estate resident was intended for road edging.
Soil donated from Bailis Downs was repurposed at the Johnstown People's Park Wildflower site.
An appeal for spent compost resulted in enough collected to mulch around the 17 horse chestnut saplings on Bailis Downs Green.
750 paper pots were created from dozens of newspapers donated by residents for the Sunflower Trail.
17 Horse Chestnut saplings, grown by a local resident from seeds, planted on the Bailis Downs lawn along Metges Road
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