Thankyou. Dunbar in Bloom would really like to thank all the volunteers who gave up up their spare time this year to help plant flowers and shrubs in the new barrels on the High Street and around the town. Unfortunately 2 of our planting days had to be cancelled at the last minute due to heavy rain but the wet conditions didn’t deter a few keen volunteers from showing up which shows a real willingness and community spirit.
So far this year, we arranged for the large tubs to be put back on the High Street and surrounding area with help from the local Traders’ Association and East Lothian Council. We have recently planted bulbs in the tubs which we hope will provide a splash of colour in the Spring.
A small area land on Delisle Street was cleared of weeds and planted with shrubs beside the archway leading to the co-op. The Co-op has agreed to maintain this area and as the 2 benches beside this area are beyond repair, the Council has been requested to remove them.
An area of land opposite the Volunteers arms was planted with shrubs and a Hawthorn tree which a local resident has donated, will be planted in this area soon.
At our next meeting which will the last one this year, we will be discussing plans for next year, how to attract more volunteers and make Dunbar in Bloom an ongoing success.
Support from local businesses. Dunbar in Bloom would like to thank a number of local garden centres for their support. We wrote out to all of the local shops and centres that sell plants, bulbs and seeds and have received help from three of them.
Merryhatton Garden Centre provided us with a lot of spring and summer bulbs. Many of these will be used to give a longer season for the planters on the High Street.
Strawberry Corner have provided us with a lot of seeds – so that we can start growing for the later season and next year.
And Stenhouse Crafty Plants gave us a great discount on the plants we put out in planters around the town.
Thanks to them all – they have made our limited budget stretch a bit further.