Some photos taken around the site on a work party day. Click a photo to view a larger version. This opens in a new window.
Come and join us or just pop along for a chat. Work party days are Tuesdays and Saturdays from 10am, meeting at the main entrance (at the far end of Warriston Gardens from Inverleith Row) by our green shed or at the other end of the brick drive, through the cemetery gates. If you arrive later come look for us – we’re easy to find. If you can’t come along for whatever reason you can support the group via annual membership (life membership is also available). For more details, please send a message to the following email address; firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks.
A couple of volunteers have been tending to the area around Sir James Young Simpson. And here are some of the tete-a-tete daffodils they planted, looking lovely in a little sunshine this morning…
Sunnier versions of the view posted a few days ago…
More tete-a-tete daffodils, which we’d planted beside the hedge between the north path and the extension…
Some berries and some viburnum flowers. Separately!..
In the ‘Secret Garden’ with the Friends of Warriston Cemetery. October 10th 2016.
Photograph 1 features a fern which is being allowed to grow stronger and show itself off now that there is much more light and space for it in the Secret Garden. Photograph 2 is looking in the opposite direction and features a sample of the wonderful Edinburgh weather just a few minutes later – sunshine and rain at once.
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A before and after sequence in the ‘Secret Garden’ area. The brambles had to be cut back because they had simply over-ran the ground and were in a poor state of health, producing few flowers and even less viable berries. The lack of sunlight caused them to reach out, seeking as much light as possible. This lead to a thick mass of interwoven stalks and some of the inner branches had already died or were dying. They also obscured several headstones so had to be cut right back. We will attempt to keep them under control when they produce new growth so that they will be healthy enough to produce flowers and fruit to keep the wildlife happy.
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Some views and nature from around the cemetery. Click an image to view a larger version. Opens in a new window.
Video showing various views of the cemetery. Includes the first daffodil of the year.