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Aug 23
2009

Wild flower meadow – August

The wild flower meadow at the south end of the Park has really flourished this year. In the spring the Duke of Edinburgh award volunteers stripped off some extra areas of turf and plug plants from the Scottish Wildlife Trust Jupiter nursery were planted by a youth group from Greenbank Church. These included the magnificent Great Mullein (yellow spike of flowers up to 1 metre high), White campion and Evening primrose all of which are now in bloom. These complement the existing plants that have been planted and sown over the last few years. There are good displays of mauve scabious, mounds of yellow meadow vetchling and purple knapweed at the moment.
Wildflower meadow Aug 2009
The species list on the Wild Flower meadow page has been updated.
Some photos of the meadow taken this month have been added to the Photos page.

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Aug 23
2009

Comiston Springs Ave entrance

This entrance has now been upgraded with a new set of steps replacing the old worn out and dangerous ones. This is especially welcome given that the Oxgangs Avenue entrance is currently closed by the flood defence work.

The new steps

The new steps

Thanks to the City of Edinburgh Council for responding so quickly and effectively to our request for this work.

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Aug 3
2009

Afternoon Tea in the Park. Sat 5th Sept

The annual fun day in Braidburn Valley Park will take place on Saturday 5th September from 2pm until 4.30 pm.

Come and join in the fun – bring a picnic – put the date in your diary now!

Fun Day 2009

Fun Day 2009

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Aug 3
2009

Flood Defence work – Footpath Closure

Flood Defence work

Flood defence work (Oxgangs entrance Aug 2009)

During the week beginning 3rd August Carillion (the contractors undertaking the flood defence work) will begin erecting temporary fencing within the south entrance to the park and close access on Thursday. Notices have been posted at the affected entrance and on Thursday 6th August they will erect the diversion signs and post notices at all entrances to the park. This will allow tree clearance and access construction to start and pile driving will begin w/c 10th of Aug for a period of around 3 weeks. It is likely that the Oxgangs entrance will remain shut until the end of the year.

Oxgangs Ave entrance Oct 2009

Flood defence work (Oxgangs entrance Oct 2009)

There will be opportunity for new planting once the work is done and the Friends Group will be invited to work with the landscaper.

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Aug 2
2009

Cherry Tree Replacement Phase 2

To help commemorate the centenary of Girl Guiding we will be replacing another 100 cherry trees early next year. In preparation for this some of the trees towards the north end of the trefoil will be felled in late July and August. By doing the felling work in the summer we hope to minimise any damage to the ground that could be caused by the heavy machinery required. For more information please contact the Tree Wardens at TreeWarden@braidburnvalleypark.org.uk

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Aug 2
2009

South Morningside Primary 7s Busy in the Park

During the summer term, teams of Primary 7s from South Morningside Primary are visiting the park to carry out practical conservation activities.  They have been seeding new grassy areas, litter picking and cutting back intrusive vegetation.  Thanks very much for their help!

If you are interested in taking part in practical activities in the park, or would like something for your youth group to do, contact info@braidburnvalleypark.org.uk

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Aug 2
2009

New Bicycle Racks for Park

You may have wondered what the concrete square near the grassy amphitheatre and stage was for.  The Friends have been lobbying for bicycle racks in the park as often people arrive by bike but have nowhere to chain it whilst in the park.  It is intended that there will also be a bicycle rack near the main entrance.  However, having laid the concrete base for the cycle rack in the park, there has been a bit of a hitch with Council staffing and we will look forward to progress with this in due course.

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