House Rental Request

MMRA has been contacted by a young professional looking to rent a house in the area for a year.  A local from Kilmacud, age 24,  he is keen to live in the area and is looking to avail of a space for 1 year. If you have a house that is currently not being used and you wish to have it occupied please contact MMRA on mmra@mountmerrion.ie for further...

MMRA Community Gardening

­   Inspired by the Cedarmount Gardeners and their great work on ‘Café Divino’ green at Trees Road Upper, Mount Merrion Residents Association approached the Council for permission to replenish the four large wooden planters at Sycamore Road/Trees Road Lower. They recommended we use peat-free compost and pollinator-friendly perennials. Frank got things started with a fresh coat of paint for the planters and bollards.  Over two short weeks, residents and children from Sycamore Road and Trees Road Lower worked together to carefully remove the existing plants, leaving lots of roots so they can be replanted.  These plants, minded over many years by Barbara, Mary, Hilda, Henry and others, will be rehomed to communal green spaces in Mount Merrion. Once the plants were safely removed, the next job was to dig out all the old soil.  No easy task!  Patrick did trojan work emptying out the first planter, and everyone pitched in to dig, shovel, wheelbarrow, sweep and brush over the next few days.  To help with sustainability, residents were invited to take away a load of old soil.                 Each planter was then replenished with a mix of manure, peat-free compost and original top soil, and a deep hole dug for the new tree. The weather was on our side with lots of sunshine and rain, hailstones and more sun! And then the planting began! We chose 2 Maples (in honour of ‘Sycamore’) and 2 weeping Birch trees, with underplanting of bee-friendly perennials per the requirements of the council.                 The Weeping Birch and Maple trees have been staked to help keep them secure...

MMRA Seed & Plant Swap Group

There are 8 members in the Seed & Plant Swap What’s App Group and homes have been found for 2 Astilbes and 1 Agapanthus.  Swappers are delighted!  Recently, an anonymous donor kindly left a variety of vegetable seeds in the Little Library for the benefit of Mount Merrion gardeners.  Thank you!               The more members, the more choice, so if you have plants/seeds to swap or would just like to find a home for them please join the group and every effort will be made to pass them on. The sudden cold snap has stopped growth, but it won’t be long before there are more plants available.  If interested in joining the group please contact mmra@mountmerrion.ie.   Happy Planting!   Stealing a March! Our very keen gardener, Meidhbhin Doheny, has been busy once again this year growing a wide variety of vegetables from seed. Her seedlings are coming on really well, despite the cold wind. She also has her strawberry plants in situ and should enjoy a great crop this Summer. Mangetout ready for planting out.                 Well done, Meidhbhin, you are an inspiration to us all, keep up the good work!          ...