19th May 2014. 9am
This is a rubber duck! the most useful rubber duck we have ever come across and skillfully managed by Malcolm of D.J. Laing. Amazing precision.
19th May 2014. 12MD
Jamieson's have donated a truck full of gravel to line the bed for the boat!
19th May 2014. 1pm
It was hard going, levelling off all the gravel but the bed is ready for the boat to be sunk into. Time for well earned dram and a hot bath!
The 'Big Weed'
Approximately 30 volunteers turned out this morning for our 'big weed' in the village square. Karen Laing, Landscape Gardener assigned to our community garden by Beechgrove suggested that we weed the banking to try and remove as much ground elder and brambles as possible. It really was a case of many hands making lighter work but it was still hard going. It's a much larger area than we first thought. Volunteers also managed to cut the Leylandi hedge right back and we removed lots of rubbish from the site. We made several trips to the recycling centre which was also very busy with people spring cleaning and gardening. Anyway, a great start to our Community Garden so many thanks to all those who got involved
East Haven 800 Beechgrove Community Garden was supported by:
The Royal Horticultural Society
We are extremely grateful to RHS for all their support both financial through Beechgrove Garden and also for their advice and gift of seeds.
The Greenbelt Group
The Greenbelt Group provided financial support through Beechgrove Garden and we are very grateful for their assistance.
Angus Council have been a great support throughout the project and provided a community grant to enable us to refurbish the boat.
East Haven Land Consortium
The East haven Land Consortium provided a significant donation to help us fund the garden and we are extremely grateful for their support.
Norman Jamieson Transport Duntrune
How many times can we say ‘thank you’ to Norman Jamieson of Duntrune? They have been a great supporter of East Haven. Firstly, for donating and delivering several tons of soil and gravel for the garden. Secondly, for the technically difficult job of craning our 30ft fishing boat from the refurbishment area and transporting it into our garden.
Denfind Stone of Monikie
Denfind donated 8 Tons of their beautiful local stone to enable us to build our beautiful dry stone wall features.
D.J. Laing - Carnoustie
D.J.Laing of Carnoustie provided us with a great service when we asked for help to dig a large hole in which to submerge our 30ft boat into a gravel bed.
Clarks of Barry - brought all our stone on site having collected it from Monikie. We were most grateful for all their assistance.
Prime Signs Carnoustie - Provided our signs for the boats
D.A. Pearson. Redford Sawmill
Redford Sawmill provided us with large chunks of wood for our seating at cost price.
Gammies of Forfar
Gammies of Forfar kindly donated one of their fantastic rotavators to help us prepare the ground prior to turfing. What a help that was!
Rosehill Timber, Luthermuir, Laurencekirk
Many thanks to Rosehill timber for the beautiful round posts!
East Scryne Farm, Scryne, East Haven
Many thanks to James Porter for the peat which he donated for our flower beds
Carlogie Turf Carnoustie Carlogie Farm DD76LD
Thank you to Carlogie Turf who provided top quality turf for a heavily discounted price. It’s absolutely beautiful
Thanks to Lynzi Duncan for the Horse Manure
Silverwells Garden Centre, Arbroath
Many thanks to Silverwells for the discounts on plants and trays.
Ashbrook Nurseries, Arbroath
Many thanks to Asbrook Nurseries for discounts on plants
Binny Plants West Lothian - Many of our plants were purchased from Binny’s who provided us with a very generous discount.
J and J Learmouth of Kirriemuir
Produced our beautiful bronze aged plaque and provided it for a discounted price.
Olives in Carnoustie
Olive’s flowers shop in Carnoustie very kindly donated beautiful flowering plants for our little boats
Colin and Alison Hood Formally of Carnoustie but now Perthshire, for the loan of their tractor. It was a back saver!
Fobels of Carnoustie - Thank you for the beautiful red ribbon
Ben Leng Carnoustie for the lovely photographs
East Haven 800 - Beechgrove Community Garden
Residents are dusting off their gardening boots after hearing that the Beechgrove Garden Team have selected East Haven as one of only four locations in Scotland to feature the development of the village’s new community garden. Beechgrove’s Producer, Gwyneth Hardy said, 'the Beechgrove Garden Team selected East Haven because of the enthusiasm and ambitions of the residents and we are inspired by their theme to celebrate and commemorate their octocentenary year”. The Team met with residents a couple of weeks ago when they were able to see for themselves the areas within the village that residents would like to improve.
In June last year residents acquired an old fishing boat which, with the help of a community grant from Angus Council has enabled residents to begin a restoration project. The boat will create a central feature in the garden to strengthen our identity as one of the earliest recorded fishing communities n Scotland dating back to 1214.
Filming will take place towards the end of June and all residents will have an opportunity to participate in creating the garden and making improvements to the village. A new series of Beechgrove garden has returned yo our screens at 7.30pm on Thursday 3rd April on BBC2 Scotland and at 8:30am on Sunday 6th April on BBC2.
Scroll down to see our progress as we work towards completion of our community garden at the end of June.