Sowing the seeds of a wildflower meadow

 April 2012 (3)                                                                                                              A NANTWICH IN BLOOM PAGE












Pupils getting ready to sow some of the wild flower seeds



Pictures: Sue Hughes, Secretary of Nantwich in Bloom





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 present.
   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."



Left: James Thompson of Greenspaces  (right) looks on as Doug Butterill hands out seeds to the children




Right|: The Mayor of Nantwich, Cllr Arthur Moran taking part in the sowing

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