I attended the official opening of two Bloom projects in Perthshire last week on behalf of Community Greenspace, and I felt these community efforts to be truly inspiring, I hope you do to!
The Keir Bridge project ( officially opened on Friday the 6th of May ) has transformed a dark area of woodland in to a welcoming area by the Keir Burn, whilst safeguarding and enhancing the natural beauty of the area.
A massive well done Sheila Shaw and Keith Lawrence in particular, for their efforts in ensuring that the project was delivered so successfully. Further plans are afoot to install Red Squirrel boxes, and we await the flourishing of wild flower areas. It is very evident that this area will enjoyed by all generations to come.
And then in the glorious sunshine, off to Abernethy in Bloom and the official opening of Nurse Peattie’s Garden ( 7th of May ). Again a transformed area with so many special touches, commemorating the life of the local district Nurse, Elizabeth Peattie who served this Perthshire community from 1936 to 1963 and travelled on her trusty bicycle. A real village effort with enchanting planting by a relatively new bloom group – led by Caroline Boyle and Ian Lamond.