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First proper gardening session of 2018 – #DINARooftopGarden #Sheffield

Yesterday was our first session in the rooftop garden, other than moving stuff up there or just calling in. Fran re-potted some plants into bigger containers and I started making new planters with the IKEA bags. We used a half-an-half … Continue reading

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The rooftop garden continues to grow #DINARooftopGarden

We had a significant donation yesterday. Some friends are doing major things at their house and have dug out a small mountain of soil and kindly offered it for free to any takers. Using the IKEA bags I bought last … Continue reading

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Blue Bags and Black Gold – DINA Rooftop Garden Year Two #RebootingEden

We said we would do it, and we did it. We said it would work, and it worked. Despite neglecting our social media for the DINA Rooftop Garden, the one thing we did not neglect last year at the DINA … Continue reading

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SPRING HAS SPRUNG! Time to get busy. @DINAVenue #RooftopGarden #Sheffield #BeesB4Banks

After a series of setbacks and delays over the past two months, the last few days have been very productive. Despite no updates since January, we have been plugging away at gathering resources, building planters and replanting. What’s more, nature … Continue reading

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January update: looking back and moving forward

Although there has not been that much to report, work has been continuing at a slow pace on the roof top. As there has only been the lightest of frosts to deal with, planting has been ongoing throughout winter as … Continue reading

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What’s in the box?

From the outset of the project it has been my plan to get hold of some shrubs; to give the rooftop garden a good start, ecologically speaking.  On a rooftop shrubs are a good stand in for trees, as they … Continue reading

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Build it and they will come? Better get on and build it (infrastructure update). #Sheffield #RooftopGarden #DINARooftopGarden

Today was a very productive day, and the first full day of work on the DINA Rooftop Garden. We have continued to build planters from old furniture & discarded pallets, and also made supports for our climbing / spreading plants. … Continue reading

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Build it and they will come. And they did. Well, it did. #RebootingEden #Sheffield #RooftopGarden

On Sunday 9th October 2016, we finally started moving plants on-site at the DINA Rooftop Garden, and things started happening immediately. After some anticipated delays, we moved approximately 100 plants on-site. Not 100 different plants but 100 individuals and quite … Continue reading

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40 more plants and growing

Two days ago Richard and myself were kindly allowed to raid his Mum’s garden and we gathered together 40 plants for the project.  The haul was a combination of unwanted plants growing in the wrong place and the offspring of … Continue reading

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Paradise on a shoestring

Committing myself to the DINA rooftop garden project seems like the most natural thing in the world. Having run out of room to do anything more in my own garden, and with many spare plants lying around, I am only … Continue reading

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