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Tuesday
May152018

Partial Path Opening at Saughton Park - diversion is now around the pitches rather than the road

The work is certainly progressing in the park and it is great to have a good look through the fences, there is still no parking however.

Tuesday
May152018

Plant Sale was amazing - thank you to all involved we took over £1420

Once again the Plant Sale in early May proved popular and this year broke all records as we nearly 'Sold Out' in under an hour and a half. We estimate around 200 people joined us for the morning and spent over £1420!!! This event relies on the skills and generosity of our volunteers and members, tending and growing on plants for us, baking, and selling. We are also grateful to Pentland Plants and Alba Trees for their donations of stock. If you joined us I hope your plants are thriving and see you next year – with an improved queueing system perhaps.

All set up and ready to go

The queue!!

The scrum!!

Tuesday
May152018

Next Clean-up is in Sunny Leith on 20th May

Sunday 20th May.  10.30 am – 1pm.  Clean-up the Leith area of the river between Sandport Bridge and West Bowling Green Street, rather appropriately with the cast from the Kings Theatre’s production of “Sunshine on Leith”.  Meet at the Coburg Street Car park. Perhaps they will practise some of their show during the clean-up!  

Tuesday
May012018

Plant Sale at the Visitor Centre this Saturday from 10.00 - 50p entry all welcome

We are getting very excited for this Saturdays sale. Our bedding plugs include these beauties grown on from donations by Pentland Plants - Gazania Daybreak Bronze, Fuchsia Deep Purple, Nicotiana Perfume Mixed, Geranium Pentland Scarlet, Petunia Multiflora Pentland Blue, Geranium Horizon White, Petunia Trailing Success Twilight Mixed and impatiens mixed, and many more species. We will also have Tree, Shrubs and Wildflowers donated by ALBA trees. Perenials, Veggies, Herbs etc. Redhall Walled Garden also have their sale on from 12.00 so if we have not got what to need you could pop along after you have been to visit us. There will also be a special tea / coffee and cake cafe on for the bargain hunters.

Tuesday
May012018

SPRING CLEAN-UP WORK CONTINUES

April has seen a total of 5 clean-ups since the launch of the Spring Clean on 8th April with our Debris Discovery Day

The Colinton community has cleaned up their patch. A small but very productive team generated this pile of bags!!

We had yet another clean-up in Leith as part of Earth Day celebrations with FOWLB, Changeworks and Leithers against Litter which produced a huge haul of rubbish again, at least we were able to recycle some of the litter.

And this Sunday we had a double whammy as our volunteers tackled the very gritty task of cleaning up Bells Mills Weir in the morning - a very dramatic event but access is tricky and we have a bonfire so it was for our fearless volunteers.

And finally this HUGE team of 50 Geocachers completes thier Cache in Trash Out CITO event with us again at Murrayfield - Thank you to everyone who is helping with the Spring clean!! We are at Warriston this week, then head to Dean Village and Stockbridge on 27th May.