Not to let the side down Aberargie is working on ways to spruce itself up and some that you may notice as you zoom by. The renewal of the septic tank for Nethermill has meant the entrance to Gowlie is looking better but lots of effort and applied white paint by George Haliburton and Derrick Thorburn has been exerted to keep the huge lorries off the grass there.
At an impromptu gathering last year Theresa Hughes found there certainly is enthusiasm and energy to do some little projects. The main focus is to apply for funds for a new notice board for Aberargie. We need about £3000 to buy a board and to create an attractive area about the telephone and letter box . We have blessings from the Council and coperation offered where it can - as long as it doesn’t cost them anything. We are going to set the new board back and put slabs and gravel up to it. We will include and enhance the ground around the birch trees there adding in bulbs and a seat so that the green can be enjoyed more readily during warm balmy evenings that are … just around the corner.
We also want to start a wee orchard replacing the many old fruit trees that the hamlet used to have along it’s hedgerows. This may start with just 4 or 6 in a group at the west end or the green. All this began with the idea of turning part of the green into a wild-flower meadow. A sweep of billowing corn marigolds and ox-eye daisies along the path side being considered a nicer and more environmentally friendly use of the mown grass area. But, as many of you know, it’s not just a case of sprinkling a few seeds … more later.
We have even bolder projects up our sleeves but meanwhile all indications of support will urge us on. (firstname.lastname@example.org ) Let me know what you think, and I’d be especially pleased to talk to larger landowners of Aberargie to see how we can spruce up boundary edges.