Sheck Wes – Kyrie Lyrics

[Intro]
Kyrie, where’s LeBron? Yeah)
I mix it, like Byrie, B-B-B-Byrie (I sauce ’em)
[Verse 2]
I said, uh
Young nigga, 19 (Teen)
Jayson Tatum, rookie, how I’m ballin’ in this league (Zero)
I said, “Ooh shit”
Rookie in this league, huh
Jayson Tatum, how I’m ballin’ on this team
I said, “Ooh shit”
Caution, danger (Oh shit)
Don’t try to guard me (Don’t guard me)
Might break your ankle
I said, “Ooh shit” (Bitch!)
Crossing danger (Caution)
I cross you over, and break your ankles
I said, “Ooh bitch” (Bitch!)
You know I’ll tame you (Tame you)
You say you taken (Taken)
I shake your ankles (Shake it)
I said, “Ooh bitch”
I be dunkin’ (Dunkin’)
And a layup (Huh-huh)
Have to 2K it
[Chorus]
I said K-K-Kyrie, K-K-K-Kyrie
I sauce ’em up like Kyrie, B-B-B-Byrie
Mix it, like Byrie, B-B-B-Byrie
Sauce ’em up like Kyrie, K-K-K-Kyrie
[Outro]
K-K-Kyrie, K-K-K-Kyrie
(Ooh shit, crossing danger)
Balling on these niggas like I’m at the, at the
At the JBC (Ooh shit)
At the, at the JBC (Crossing danger, cross you over)
Might break your ankles
Mudboy! Suck my dick! Oh shit
Oh shit, oh shit
Oh shit, oh shit
Oh shit, oh shit
Oh shit, oh shit
Oh shit, oh shit (Mudboy)
You know I’m on the green team (Bitch!)
Uh, boogers in my ear, make them say “Bling-bling” (Ching)
You know I’m the bomb, ball like I’m on TNT
Huh, Jayson Tatum, rookie, how I’m ballin’ in the sleeve (Sleeve)
Racks in my jeans (Jeans)
No ash on my fleece (Nah)
First round draft picks, throw ’em in the V (Car)
Two plus two, that’s fo’
I give ’em to the Cleve
Go divide two 11, sauce ’em up, that’s me ballin’
Like I’m at the JBC, huh
Ballin’ on the floor, you watch me from the nosebleeds
Talkin’ shit, I lay him down like Kyrie
[Chorus]
K-K-Kyrie, K-K-K-Kyrie (I sauce ’em)
I sauce ’em up like Kyrie, K-K-K-Kyrie (I sauce ’em)
I mix it, like Byrie, B-B-B-Byrie (Bitch! Caution, danger
Caution, caution
Kyrie, K-K-Kyrie
Might break your ankle
Saucin’
Bitch! [Chorus]
Kyrie, K-K-K-Kyrie
Ballin’ like I’m Kyrie, K-K-K-Kyrie
I mix it, like Byrie, B-B-B-Byrie
Sauce ’em up, Kyrie, K-K-K-Kyrie
[Verse 1]
Bitch! Yeah)
Sauce it up like Kyrie, K-K-K-Kyrie (Bitch!

Sheck Wes – Wanted Lyrics

I mean, that’s what it is, niggas
Bitch! Roll it up, puff-puff, pass-pass
Never too many, grab bags
Too many hoes with fat ass
Hole in the back of your head like a snapback
It ain’t no scheme when you tryna get the scouts back (Bitch)
Too many funny, shit like “Nigga, where the scouts at?” (Where?)
I like bad hoes (Bitch), they like me back (Yeah)
I got mad hoes (Yeah), gotta subtract (I got hoes)
Nigga ain’t tried me so don’t watch that (I got hoes)
‘Til a nigga try me, don’t watch that (No)
I ain’t Dej Loaf (Try me), nigga try that (Try me)
Get toe-tagged (Bitch), get body-bagged (Try me)
Cause we gon’ turn up, and leave the boy sad
‘Cause in the fucking world, this shit gets so mad
But it’s a grimy world, we was ’bout that (‘Bout that)
If i’s a grimy world, then niggas bout that
Bitch! [Intro]
Yeah
Yeah
Mudboy! [Chorus]
‘Cause on 14th Street, I was wanted (Wanted)
34th street, I was wanted (Wanted)
116th, I was wanted (Yeah)
It’s a grimy world (Bitch) ’cause niggas on shit (Yeah)
116th, I was wanted (Wanted)
34th street, I was wanted (Wanted)
14th street, I was wanted (Bitch)
If it’s a grimy world (Bitch), then niggas ’bout shit (Uh)
[Verse 2]
Sheck Wes the hottest in the country (Uh)
Pull up on you blowin’ straight funky (Funky)
Lil Jon, how I get crunky (Yeah)
She on that posion (Uh), gettin’ drunk, yeah
Like I got asthma, can never leave the pump, yeah
‘Cause it’s a grimy world (Huh), ’cause niggas want want shit (want shit)
They’ll suffocate ya, like so quick
But this shit in my nature, I grew up too quick
I used to take the train to act a ass in public (Public)
And now my fuckin’ bae still act a ass in public (Yeah)
Lust boys, 30-plus, you should rush it
Run up in the spot, and go dummy (Uh)
Where we from, they don’t give, so we don’t got shit (Got shit)
They leave us young niggas with no options (No options)
They leave us young niggas with the robbin’ (Robbin’)
But I was Robin Hood (Hood), when I was robbin’ (Givin’)
Free my brother, AP, went down for the plottin’ (Bitch!)
Free my nigga, Mike, he went down for the plottin’ (Bitch)
Where we from, they don’t give, so we don’t got shit (Bitch)
‘Cause it’s a grimy world, and niggas ’bout shit (‘Bout shit)
[Chorus]
I said on 14th street, I was wanted (Wanted)
34th street, I was wanted (Wanted)
116th, I was wanted (Bitch)
If it’s a grimy world (Bitch), then niggas ’bout shit (Yeah)
59th street, I was wanted (Woo!)
Lustboys, nigga, we was wanted (Uh-uh)
Lustboys stay fucking wanted (Uh)
‘Cause we was young niggas (Bitch) that never had shit (Broke boys)
Gas, gas
‘Cause we was young niggas that never had shit (Broke boys)
Gas, gas
(With my, with my)
Bitch! Mudboy! Bitch! Gas, gas
(With my, with my, with my, with my)
Bitch, bitch
Immigrants, nigga
(Broke boys)
Bitch! Bitch! (One, two)
[Verse 1]
Where’s the, where’s the… gas, gas? Bitch!

Sheck Wes – Gmail Lyrics

Let me explain it
[Interlude]
It’s the only word…
Where I can feel and hear all my anger
It don’t got nothin’ to do with like bitches
It’s just-
Bitch! Bitch! [Verse 2]
I live a, I live a mudboy lifestyle, killers on speed dial
Don’t fuck with Sheck Wes, we gon’ break a ki’ down
Call that bitch 2K, how she blow me out
Shoot it on the 4K, might just put the leak out
Hot boy lifestyle, pull up with them thangs out
Nigga, I’m from New York, outside where we hang out
I just sip that poison, niggas sippin’ tea now
I don’t do the gossip, gossip, that’s for females
Ugh, you can cop it, but never for retail
Prices, couldn’t top it, flip it, profit resale
I like real bad bitches, I like dress with pink nails
I’m young and misguided, but I’m so into detail
[Chorus]
Legend like Kobe (Gas is my cologne)
Scrappy like Sprewell (Good fragrance what we smell)
Sheck Wes eight time (Packs comin’ in)
Sheck like Kobe, Sprewell (Send it by the Gmail)
Legend like Kobe (Gas is my cologne)
Scrappy like (Good fragrance what we smell)
Packs comin’ in
Send it by the Gmail
Legend like Kobe
Scrappy like Sprewell
Sheck Wes eight time
Sheck like Kobe, Sprewell
Gas is my cologne
Good fragrance what we smell
Packs comin’ in
Send it by the Gmail
Packs comin’ in
Send it by the G, G
Packs comin’ in
Packs, packs, packs comin’ in
Send it by the Gmail
Good fragrance is what we smell
[Outro]
(Uh, na-na
Na-na-na-na, na-na
Na-na-na-na
Na-na)
Mudboy
(Na-na-na-na)
I was wanted (Na-na)
(Na-na-na-na, na-na)
Mudboy
I was wanted, wanted
Bitch! [Intro]
Sheck Jesus
Fuckin’
Sheck Jesus, Sheck, Sheck Jesus
Sheck Jesus, Sheck, Sheck Jesus
Sheck Jesus, Sheck, Sheck Jesus (Mudboy, Mudboy)
Sheck Jesus, Sheck, Sheck Jesus (Mudboy, Mud-Mudboy, Mudboy)
Sheck Jesus, Sheck, Sheck Jesus (Mudboy, Mud-Mudboy, Mudboy)
Sheck Jesus, Sheck, Sheck Jesus
Sheck Jesus (Jesus, bitch)
Yeah
[Verse 1]
These niggas ain’t fuckin’ with me (Hell no)
I just been so hot that I’ve been movin’ lowkey
Put Prius in my blunt, ain’t smokin’ no more O.G
It was fun and games, now it’s back to controlling
‘Cause… (Bitch)… I’m a fuckin’ star (Huh?)
Dead niggas, all up at my side (Bitch)
Dead niggas all up on my car (Huh?)
Anger in my thoughts, no trust up in my heart
Told my fuckin’ niggas, “It’s to the fuckin’ top”
Put it on my niggas, I can’t stop goin’ hard
I said, “Pull up to my body shop and get a paint job, bitch
Or don’t call this mechanic for the face job, bitch”
I hate to be explicit, I need face time, bitch
Why I say bitch so much?

Sheck Wes – WESPN Lyrics

(Never)
You ain’t never had to (Fuck) go through shit (Bitch)
You ain’t ever have to (Fuck) go and shoot shit (Never)
You ain’t never had to (What?) go and shoot shit
‘Cause you ain’t never had to go through shit
You ain’t, you ain’t never had to
[Refrain]
That’s, that’s why do not disturb, put it on the phone
I ain’t pickin’ up your calls no more
Please do not call my phone
If you ain’t talking about the motherfuckin’ dough (Bitch)
[Outro]
ESPN, we fuck with him
W-E-S, E-S, ESPN (Kyrie)
W-E-S, E-S, we don’t need top ten (Yeah, bitch)
Do not disturb, put it on my phone
(Kyrie, K-K-Kyrie, I’ve been ballin’ like)
I ain’t pickin’ up your calls no more
(Kyrie, K-K-Kyrie, I’ve been ballin’ like)
No more, I ain’t pickin’ up your calls no more
(Kyrie, K-K-Kyrie, I’ve been ballin’ like)
No more, I ain’t pickin’ up your calls no more (Bitch)
(Kyrie, K-K-Kyrie, I’ve been ballin’ like)
No more, I ain’t pickin’ up your calls no more
W-E-S, E-S
(Kyrie, K-K-Kyrie, I’ve been ballin’ like)
(Kyrie, K-K-Kyrie, I’ve been ballin’ like)
(Kyrie, K-K-Kyrie, I’ve been ballin’ like) [Verse 1]
Mudboy
Bitch
E-S, E-S, ESPN
They don’t like my rap style (Nah)
Now they want features (Nah)
I turned all my doubters, into my believers (Sheck Wes)
Arguin’ my damn ma (Fuck)
Fightin’ with my teachers (Bitch)
Skip my game for the fashion show (For the show)
One of my best decisions (Facts)
Backwood addiction (I got it)
I got a Backwood addiction
Ain’t the THC, that’s facts, non-fiction
Or is this shit fiction? You niggas can stuck, don’t call
Please don’t call, don’t call Sheck, Wes no more
Cause I ain’t pickin’ up my mothafuckin’ phone (Bitch)
[Refrain]
Do not disturb, put it on the phone
I ain’t pickin’ up your calls no more
Please do not call my phone
If you ain’t talkin’ ’bout the motherfuckin’ dough
Do not disturb, put it on my phone
I ain’t pickin’ up your calls no more
Please do not call my phone
If you ain’t talkin’ ’bout the motherfuckin’ dough
[Chorus]
E-S, E-S, ESPN
W-E-S, E-S, we fuck with him
W-E-S, E-S, ESPN
W-E-S, E-S, we fuck with him
W-E-S, E-S, ESPN
W-E-S, E-S (Bitch)
[Verse 3]
They just want the turnt shit (Turn up, bitch)
They don’t like the sad music (Nigga, burn up)
Sheck Wes been in a sad state (A sad state)
You ain’t never had to do shit, huh? But remember in school, I ain’t pay attention
In school, I ain’t pay attention
[Chorus]
I watched E-S, E-S, ESPN
W-E-S, E-S, we fuck with him (Yeah)
W-E-S, E-S, we don’t need top ten (Yeah, bitch)
W-E-S, E-S, we fuck with him
W-E-S, E-S, ESPN
W-E-S, E-S
[Verse 2]
Goin’ through a damn phase (Through a phase)
Goin’ through a damn change (Cosmos)
Goin’ through my damn passport (Passport)
I been goin’ through these damn pages
Smokin ‘on matter
Hoes sniffing on powder (Sniff, sniff)
The money bring the power
But the money bring you problems, so when..

Phora – Back Then Lyrics

[Intro]
Yeah, yeah
I mean it’s crazy how everything changes so fast
Mm
[Chorus]
Yeah, they ain’t love me back then but they fuck with me now
Yeah, they ain’t love me back then but they fuck with me now
Yeah, they ain’t love me back then but they fuck with me now
Yeah, they ain’t love me back then but they fuck with me now
I just been takin’ my time
Can’t nobody take from my shine
I just wanna have love in my soul
I don’t want no more tears in my eyes
Yeah, they ain’t love me back then but they fuck with me now
Yeah, they ain’t love me back then but they fuck with me now
Yeah, they ain’t love me back then but they fuck with me now
Yeah, they ain’t love me back then but they fuck with me now
[Verse]
(I like it when she talk that)
(I’m from PCH with the top back)
Yeah, every time I wake up, thank the lord for the day
Thankful for the blessings that’s comin’ my way
Thankful for my family they give me the strength
I’m in need of good energy findin’ my place
I ain’t got time for the talk and I ain’t got time for the fake
Workin’ through the day ain’t got time for no breaks
It’s funny everybody got somethin’ to say
But I could never let no one get in the way, no
She know how I like it when she talk that
I’m from PCH with the top back
Heard a couple things that they sayin’ but
My whole team really with it if you want that
Want that, you don’t want that
Fuck is you saying, you don’t want that
Oh yeah, oh yeah
She know how I like it when she talk that (ay, ay, ay, ay)
They wasn’t fuckin’ with me back then (hmm, mm)
It’s all different now
[Chorus]
Yeah, they ain’t love me back then but they fuck with me now
Yeah, they ain’t love me back then but they fuck with me now
Yeah, they ain’t love me back then but they fuck with me now
Yeah, they ain’t love me back then but they fuck with me now
I just been takin’ my time
Can’t nobody take from my shine
I just wanna have love in my soul
I don’t want no more tears in my eyes
Yeah, they ain’t love me back then but they fuck with me now
Yeah, they ain’t love me back then but they fuck with me now
Yeah, they ain’t love me back then but they fuck with me now
Yeah, they ain’t love me back then but they fuck with me now

Atmosphere – Delicate Lyrics

[Verse]
That little kid in the window’s looking out at the winter like:
“This whole world is mine if I can get this bitch to shine”
There’s no kind of friction to find
‘Cause ain’t nobody runnin’ towards the same finish line
Looking at the dirty snow in the street make you believe
Everybody must’ve just adjusted to the grief
Choose what you use to motivate yourself
You can either hate me or you can hate yourself
Can’t trust your fears
You spent a whole bunch of years being judged by peers
All you wanted was to touch my ears
And get inside of my head like: “What the fuck’s in here?”
Had to take space from the hazardous waste
Save the rags for acid rain flashbacks
If it can wash off that awful toxic aftertaste
Maybe that can replace all your trash bags
Baby, I don’t know, but you’re obviously feeling yourself
And that’s a beautiful thing, I hope you’re real with yourself
‘Cause all we got is ourselves and these mouths to feed
And those keys on your belt that held you down on your knees
Whatever dawg, I’m not the underdog
I’m just a side effect of following my thumbs through the fog
I’m outta here, all apologies to your kids
Your whole forest on fire, hollerin’ ’bout the bridge
And everybody tryna do they best
But everybody’s best didn’t take the same piss test
I guess I should expect resentment affects perspective and context
And you’ve perfected your bomb threats
Yeah, we get high and we gon’ die
But either way, those leaves don’t lie
And as the seasons go by, more friends say bye
Less luggage makes it easier to fly
[Chorus]
And when the trees turn to skeletons, listen
You can hear the bones rattle in the wind
It’s a delicate condition
Everything’s gotta go if you wanna know what’s underneath the skin
We all have the capacity to take it there
But if I’m gonna use gravity to take it there
That’s a delicate condition, I’m not in the position
To tell how you livin’
And when the trees turn to skeletons, listen
You can hear the bones rattle in the wind
It’s a delicate condition
Everything’s gotta go if you wanna know what’s underneath the skin
We all have the capacity to take it there
But if I’m gonna use gravity to take it there
That’s a delicate condition, I’m not in the position
To tell how you livin’
And when the trees turn to skeletons
You can hear the bones rattle in the wind
It’s a delicate condition

Mario – Goes Like That Lyrics

You’re surprised that I never told you that
[Chorus]
I remember how it feels to love you
I think it goes like that
I wouldn’t put anybody above you
I think it goes like that
I think it goes like that, I think it goes like that
I think it goes like that, I think it goes like that
[Bridge]
Bills paid for you, baby, it’s my pleasure
You’re my diamond, girl, but with me there’s no pressure
I talked to God and I tell him “I finally met her”
He said “Boy, you gotta go get her”
[Pre-Chorus]
Then you know what’ll happen after that
When we rock out the vibe is automatic
If I stay would you promise to never go back? You’re surprised that I never told you that
[Chorus]
I remember how it feels to love you
I think it goes like that
I wouldn’t put anybody above you
I think it goes like that
I remember how it feels to love you
I think it goes like that
I wouldn’t put anybody above you
I think it goes like that
I think it goes like that, I think it goes like that
I think it goes like that, I think it goes like that
I think it goes like that, I think it goes like that
I think it goes like that, I think it goes like that You’re surprised that I never told you that
[Chorus]
I remember how it feels to love you
I think it goes like that
I wouldn’t put anybody above you
I think it goes like that
I think it goes like that, I think it goes like that
I think it goes like that, I think it goes like that
[Verse 2]
Pull up to Lavender Blue
That’s if you in the mood
I got the table for two
That’s just for me and you, yeah
Then we can take the next flight out to B-more
I got my whole family ready to meet you
[Pre-Chorus]
Then you know what’ll happen after that
When we rock out the vibe is automatic
If I stay would you promise to never go back? [Verse 1]
Baby, I’m in town
You know that I’ll be in and out
I heard you’re still around
Meet me at In-N-Out
I’ll come to Inglewood
Then maybe we can smoke it out
[Pre-Chorus]
Then you know what’ll happen after that
When we rock out the vibe is automatic
If I stay would you promise to never go back?

‘Never give up’: How one woman overcame living on the street to a career with Qld Police Service

By Shelley Lloyd

Updated

October 05, 2018 17:42:08

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Ms Wapau was one of the first Second Shot employees and its first “success story”. (Supplied: James Christie)
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“We googled soup vans to get us some meals … I was moving from house to house, trying to find somewhere to live,” she said. “We got off the bus at Roma Street and then had two weeks sleeping rough on cardboard in Mary Street … it was a silly decision, we just left our jobs and left without telling our families that we were going.”Life was hard and terrifying then, because we both didn’t know Brisbane and what could happen to us.” Ms Wapau is a proud Ait Koedal woman, with her ancestors coming from Saibai Island in the Torres Strait. She said it was difficult to ask for help. “When you’re homeless there’s a lot of temptation — there’s drugs, domestic violence and suicide,” Ms Wapau said.”I’m not a drinker, I’m not a smoker — I’m just really proud of myself that I didn’t go down that path and give up.”She is also grateful for the opportunities given to her by Second Shot. Photo:
After nine months working as a barista Naz Wapau secured another job with the Queensland Police Service. “Our young team members operate the vans, with the revenue raised going directly to pay their wages and the training and support we provide,” he said. “We give them real life skills to break their cycle of homelessness.”

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Naz Wapau (R) credits Second Shot van founder James Christie (L) with giving her another shot at life. Naz Wapau was 18 when she ran away from her home in Weipa in Queensland’s Gulf of Carpentaria.Her parents did not approve of her boyfriend, so the young couple packed up a battered old car and hit the road.”I didn’t have a plan at all — I just left,” Ms Wapau said.The couple made it to Rockhampton before the car broke down, then bought bus tickets to Brisbane with their “last bit of money”. (Supplied: James Christie)
Mr Christie said its mission was to give young people a “second shot” at life. (Supplied: Second Shot)
“James gave me another shot in life — I’m very grateful for where I am today and the past has taught me big lessons,” Ms Wapau said.Ms Wapau also has big dreams.”My goal is to become a sworn-in police officer and to go home and help my community and be a role model for my community,” she said.”My message to my community at home is to never give up, keep hustling, respect yourself and keep smiling — and if you have something that you want to achieve, go for it, don’t let any opportunity go.” The 2016 census data showed 116,000 people were homeless in Australia and more than 5,800 in Brisbane.The highest rate of homelessness was among people aged 19 to 24.Mr Christie said he aimed to expand the Second Shot coffee vans into regional Queensland next year and other states in the years to come. Second Shot is a social enterprise started by Brisbane man James Christie last year. Each van employs four people, providing them with an income, barista training and financial counselling.But the drop-out rate has been high, with 30 per cent quitting the program due to mental illness, drugs and crime. It operates two mobile coffee trucks across the city and trains and employs young homeless and disadvantaged people to operate the vans. Photo:
Each Second Shot coffee van employs four people. Photo:
Naz Wapau now works as an assistant recruitment officer with the Queensland Police Service. Photo:
Naz Wapau said life was difficult to ask for help when she was homeless and broke. (Supplied: James Christie)
They arrived in winter with no cash, no warm clothes and a creeping fear that leaving their community was the wrong decision.”It was really bad — we had no food, no money, no place to go, we didn’t even shower,” Ms Wapau said. Mr Christie even had doubts about Ms Wapau at the start.”I didn’t think Naz would commit to it but she just put her head down and she was willing to do whatever it was she needed to succeed,” he said.”She knew she had to make some sacrifices, she knew she had to put in some hours that were unsociable, but she did it.”In her own quiet way she became a mentor for the other young people coming through.” A future with Queensland Police ServiceAfter nine months working as a barista with Second Shot, Ms Wapau now has a job as an assistant recruitment officer with the Queensland Police Service. Second Shot at lifeMs Wapau said she was “at that point of giving up” when Second Shot came into her life. (Supplied: James Christie)
“Being in the police service has changed my life so much — not just my life but my family, my community and my partner,” she said.Now 21, Ms Wapau is living in a two-bedroom unit in Brisbane and her boyfriend is working as a truck driver. (Supplied: James Christie)
Ms Wapau was one of their first employees and their first “success story”.

Hundreds of goats airlifted from national park after developing taste for human urine

Updated

October 05, 2018 13:08:56

Video: Goats airlifted via helicopters

(ABC News)
Hundreds of mountain goats are being given an airlift on their way out of a national park in the US state of Washington after developing a taste for human urine.Rangers used tranquiliser darts and net guns to capture the animals from rocky ridges and slopes within the Olympic National Park, located about 160 kilometres west of Seattle.The animals were blindfolded, put into specially made slings and airlifted to a staging area in the park. Park officials estimate between 275 and 325 goats that cannot be caught will eventually be shot and killed.ABC/AP They were examined, collared with a tracking device, given fluids and then began a journey by truck and ferry to another area in the North Cascades.The problem, according to the National Park Service (NPS), was that the goats were attracted to areas humans were frequenting due to the waste they had left behind.”Mountain goats can be a nuisance along trails and around wilderness campsites where they persistently seek salt and minerals from human urine, packs, and sweat on clothing,” the NPS said.”They often paw and dig areas on the ground where hikers have urinated or disposed of cooking wastewater.”Mountain goats threaten visitor safety and damage the unique vegetation of the Olympic Mountains.”A plan approved by park officials in June called for about 375 goats to be moved to a habitat in the North Cascades, where the animals are native.
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Guerrilla gardener plants 35,000 tulips in Melbourne laneway

Laneway garden causes conflict in Carlton North
The modern day farmers growing chemical free edible flowers, sprouts and microgreens
ABC Radio Melbourne

By Nicole Mills

Posted

October 05, 2018 15:56:43

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The tulips appeared during the night in Melbourne’s Hosier Lane. (ABC Radio Melbourne: Nicole Mills)
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(ABC Radio Melbourne: Nicole Mills)
A garbage collector set the trend this morning by taking a tulip for his wife in the early hours of the day. Under the cover of darkness, thousands of tulips that were destined for the bin have been brought in to fill one of Melbourne’s most colourful laneways. Photo:
A man collects his tulips on a window ledge. After the City of Melbourne encouraged people on Twitter to get down and take some “so they don’t go to waste”, there were hundreds of people wandering through the CBD clutching a handful or a bagful of tulips. (ABC Radio Melbourne: Nicole Mills)
Mr Bakker said it’s estimated that 70 per cent of flowers sold in Australia came from overseas, and this had environmental as well as social impacts.He said he hoped the installation raised awareness among consumers.”There’s over 1,000 flower growers in Australia and they’re under huge pressure at the moment from imports and imported flowers,” he said.”Most people don’t realise when they buy flowers that they could come from overseas, and I just want people to ask when they buy flowers, or when they speak to florists or supermarkets, where were these flowers grown?”

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Charlotte McArdle and her mum Ann loved the tulips. Hosier Lane was transformed on Friday as 35,000 beautiful orange blooms lined the graffiti-covered bluestone street. “They’re more expensive, yes, mainly because the labour costs are higher [in Australia] and there’s a lot of chemicals that can be used in other countries that can’t be used here.”Sometimes flowers land in Australia for $2 a bunch.”There’s just no way known that you can compete.”

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The tulips couldn’t be sold to florists but proved extremely popular with Melburnians. He said he couldn’t bear to see the flowers from his family’s farm near Monbulk, east of Melbourne, dumped in the skip. (ABC Radio Melbourne: Nicole Mills)
“They weren’t good enough to be bunched and sold so I said, ‘Well, bugger that, we’ll put them in a laneway in the city’,” he told ABC Radio Melbourne’s Sami Shah.”This is a new variety that they’ve never grown before.”The flower actually stays stuck in the leaf, which isn’t a problem when you’ve got them the way that I’ve used them here in the city.”But when you’re growing them and then having to sell them to florists, by the time the florists get them they’re too open.”

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Desi Assiminos and Steph Webb take some tulips to plant at home. Joost Bakker was the guerilla gardener responsible for the splash of spring colour which brought joy to the city on a beautiful sunny day. (ABC Radio Melbourne: Nicole Mills)
Mr Bakker said the most sustainable option was to buy locally grown flowers, especially those in season.
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