Autumn is going out with a blaze in Redbraes Community Garden. Next on the calendar is the bonfire party on Saturday 8 November from 6pm, and Becky says there’s digging and planting to do if you want to work up an appetite first. See below for details.
Looking at borders full of flowers and vegetables it is hard to believe that only a few months ago this flourishing garden was a patch of unused land covered with weeds. In much less than 12 months the energetic Redbraes Community Garden team has raised a total of £10,000 and (even more impressive) the kind of community involvement you just can’t put a price on.
The result shows in new developments just about every week. Julian and Davie have hardly finished building the new blue shed before Simon arrives with plans for the Polish memorial garden and border at the gateway. (More news about that soon, all we can say right now is that there is a lot of digging, building and planting to do before the opening ceremony in two weeks and two days time!)
Meanwhile, the community garden committee are collecting wood and donations for the bonfire and barbecue on Saturday 8 November from 6pm. “We hope you can come along,” says Becky, “Please bring along your own refreshments and anything you would like to cook on the barbeque.”
“And if you fancy getting muddy please call by a little earlier and help us with a gardening session between 3-6pm when we will be planting eight espalier apple trees amongst other things.”
Here’s an apple tree they planted earlier…