Broughty in Bloom bloomin’ busy

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A MEETING of the Broughty Ferry in Bloom Group was held last Tuesday. Chairman Stan Nutt thanked everyone for all their hard work at the ‘Snowdrop In’.

The event raised £167, less £15 for rental of the hall. Gillian Davie suggested the group hold other similar events attract new members. A Broughty Ferry in Bloom Fun Day was mentioned.

Plants for the polytunnel will arrive during week starting April 15. Dates of planting will be arranged.

A meeting with the Bonnie Dundee Group to tidy the polytunnel was arranged.

Compost is required for replanting the Broughty Boat in the early summer.

Helen Symington will let Mary Saunders know when polyanthus is required for the planters.

Planters at the Windmill Car Park will be filled.

Mr Nutt has spoken to various businesses and is hopeful the group may get sponsorship this year.

A few entries have been received for the Photography Competition. Closing date was yesterday (Thursday).

An entry form for the garden competition will be included in the next edition of the newsletter.

A Secret Garden Trail will be held on Sunday, July 7.

Mary Saunders revealed that the Scottish Gardeners Forum is offering funding again and suggested the group applies to help purchase additional planters for the Balgillo nurseries.

The group has registered a litter pick on the beach/esplanade for Saturday, June 1, starting at 1.30 p.m.

The group may adopt a flower bed to plant edible seeds in.

The next meeting will be at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9, in Broughty Ferry Library.