TO launch the year of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee,
as well as the Britain in Bloom campaign, the Royal Horticultural Society gave
Nantwich in Bloom cornfield annual seeds.
These were sown by pupils of Weaver Primary school at Coed Wen - an
area of land at the southernmost
point of Nantwich's Riverside - and should be flowering in July.
Leading the planting event was Doug
Butterill, Chairman of Nantwich in Bloom. In the picture (left) he is showing
youngsters - after the seeds had all been sown - how hedgerow plants can be used
in connection with a ditch.
Special guest at the event was the Town
Mayor of Nantwich, Cllr Arthur Moran, who also joined in planting the seeds with
the children. James Thompson, of Greenspaces South Cheshire (UK) CIC, was also
After being shown some of the wild flowers already growing there -
primrose, cowslip, red campion and ladies smock - the children planted more
flowers with the help of their teachers and members of Nantwich in Bloom.
Doug Butterill, said: "Last year, there was one water avens plant
on Coed Wen and this year we have two! Also growing wild for the first time in
South Cheshire - I believe - we have snakes head fritillary."