Residents take pride in estate

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Many residents within Edzell Woods help to contribute to keeping the estate looking good in a number of different ways.

Irene MacDougall, and her father John Black look after two of the flower boxes on the estate, and are seen planting out some of the plants which Aberdeenshire Council allocate to communities within the council area who would like to enhance the appearance of their local area.

Irene and John, who have twice been runners up in the estate garden competition, have a beautiful garden of their own which sports a mass of colour as well as producing fruit and vegetables in season.

Irene, who works at Stracathro hospital says that it gives her a lift when she returns from work, turns into Dennis Drive, and sees the mass of colour.

To ensure this enjoyment lasts throughout the year they plant one box with colourful summer flowers and the other with shrubs which change colour with the seasons.

It is truly a community effort with approximately 20 planters being looked after by various residents, with other residents looking after the shrub beds which border the estate. Jackie Boyd and Jean Croucher, as well as adopting a planter, ensure that the planters are freshly painted each year.

Linda Wilson, Chairman of Edzell Woods Owners Group said that this army of people who quietly go about their business adding colour to the lovely green open spaces on the estate, add another dimension to the estate in so many different ways. It is all about pride in where you live and community involvement.