Wildflower meadow?

Or pristine lawn?

The choice is not yours.

31 thoughts on “Hive Mind

  1. Mary (Never) Wong

    What’s the Black Lives Matter angle on this one?

    Am I mistaken or were they previously sort of wild flower meadows back in the day anyway?

    1. George

      I don’t think you know what Black Live Matter is. Wildflowers don’t murder people so they don’t give a damn.

  2. Nigel

    Yay for biodiversity.

    (Love the little jab at the end. Wildflowers – The New Woke Oppression? First they make us wear masks next they release all that pollen in the air! What next? Making sucking exhaust pipes illegal?)

    1. Nigel

      Wildflower meadows have been scientifically proven to have benficial psychological effects on humans.

        1. Nigel

          There’s this one sloping field above a road near us that’s a glory to behold every year.

          1. Brother Barnabas

            I’ve done this in front and back garden of house in dublin but regularly get anonymous notes from some prissy local ‘advising’ me to ‘sort out’ the garden

            #biodiversitybitch

          2. Mary (Never) Wong

            I am surprised a man of your heroic, Centaur-like mien hasn’t yet inveigled said protagonist over for a roll in one’s hay, would surely naysay dissenting opinion?

          3. Nigel

            My dad visibly winces every time he comes for a visit because the whole community is pretty much devoted to letting things run wild as an environmental and aestheitc choice.’ Would you ever get the bloody strimmer out and do something about that grass?’

          4. Mary (Never) Wong

            Nah I’d still go for Chiron.

            Approached from one end, one perceives flowing locks, effulgence, aromal, mellifluous, euphonic

            From the other…

  3. Broadbag

    Best whip down any and all statues just in case they once stood on a wildflower or squished a bee.
    #BeeLivesMatter

  4. Mary (Never) Wong

    I am OUTRAGED that someone is trying to replace this PROTECTED GRASS with WEEDS

      1. Mary (Never) Wong

        Did they beat the drum slowly did they play the fife lowly

        Did the pipes play the flowers of the forest?

        Remember Agincourt, chin up old boy.

  5. Slightly Bemused

    I love wild flowers and have sown some in my back garden, and let the grass that is left grow with few cuts a year. The birds love rooting in the longer grass, and of course the bees and butterflies love the flowers.

    However, one major problem for me, which will undoubtedly get worse as this kicks off, is that I have hayfever. Given the whole covid fears, facing a period with red eyes and runny nose, and regular sneezing, I likely will not be popular in shops at certain times of the year :-)

    I am just wondering, though, if it is not a bit late in the year to be sowing wildflower seeds? Unless thy have seedlings and are just transplanting. I do hope that they do a range with some winter bloomers which should really brighten up the whole area.

    1. Nigel

      I think you have to let the grass grow then cut it back for a few years before the wildflowers really start to take over.

      1. Slightly Bemused

        The wild flowers currently are in the borders, where I removed the sod. The grass is in its own central area. It already had clover and buttercups and a few others growing, so they are established.

        I have a friend who raises sheep and goats who has offered that they can come and be the ‘natural’ grass cutters. Not enough to keep one full time, but he already moves them around several houses

        1. Nigel

          Comes with free natural fertiliser, too. But keep an eye on them they will eat every bloody thing they can reach.

  6. Johnnythree

    Its too late to plant wildflowers now. They should be done in March. Its gonna be a muddy mess all winter.

  7. wearnicehats

    Public playgrounds in DCC parks have no bins in them. The reason is apparently Health and Safe-it-tee. Apparently the bins will attract bees and all the children will die horrible deaths as a result. Presumably Trinity’s public liability insurance is up to date. Either that or DCC Parks are just lazy. Hmm

  8. sidhe

    mr next door neighbour has been out of the country since Feb and is unable to return because of C19, and his garden has become and wonderful riotous mess of wildflowers and overgrown madness

    the bees are loving it and I think we may have to do the same thinf next year

  9. Gabby

    Will they transplant some wild hedges around the playing fields next? Should increase the garden bird life in central Dublin.

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