Norton House Work Party

We welcomed a great group of volunteers from the Norton House Hotel at the beginning of December who kindly came out for the day to get stuck in to our garden and stables.  This time of year all the lovely plants are not looking their best and need a good hair cut to take them in to the winter months.

They came armed with cake for the humans and apples for the horses, so as you can imagine it went down very well indeed.

Thank you to Peter, Chris, Frances, Hannah, Lyndsay, Johnny, Brian, Iona, Hollie, Lauren, Daragh and James.  James who is the Norton House gardener made sure the team worked hard in our garden and made everything look gorgeous.  Johnny was a bit obsessed with our power hose but the area outside the stables is gleaming in the sun.  A big thank you for all your hard work and making Ravelrig tidier, and shinier we appreciate your support.

We are so grateful to ALL our wonderful work parties who have been out this year giving us their time and energy gardening, painting, sanding, building and generally putting in a lot of elbow grease.  They are able to do the jobs that we just don’t have time to do and it really makes such a difference.

We have had people from lots of places, including Lloyds, Bank of Scotland, Cadence, HSBC and Green Investment Bank.

If your work offers you community days why not come and help at Ravelrig during 2018.

 

Gardener’s World

We had a lovely work party from HSBC at the Gyle, Edinburgh at Ravelrig last week helping out.  With the weather being kind, they rolled up their sleeves and attacked the gardening, weeds and shrubs making the grounds look much more presentable and tidy.

The grass was cut, wood painted and weeds dug up and we are so grateful for their hard work and support!

Changing Rooms!

It was paint rollers and trowels at the ready this week when a lovely group from the Bank of Scotland Commercial Banking Services came to Ravelrig to work their magic.  It’s the third time some of the group had come and worked hard for us and this time the sun was shining for them.

Bank of SCotland

Bank of Scotland work party in the garden

With a generous donation from the Bank they provided us with new hanging baskets, plants and bark for the play area.

They weeded, cleaned, pruned and painted in the sun with the gardens and stables looking spick and span.

Thank you to you all!

Bank of Scotland logo

Gardening Frenzy

Today we had some wonderful people from the Green Investment Bank who volunteered their time and energy to looking after our garden.  Pruning, weeding, cutting and general prettifying the grounds for us.  We really do appreciate all their hard work the garden and paths look amazing and ready for spring.

Now, I wonder if they are available next week too?