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Sarah sows seeds to remember

Sarah Stamp Borough Councillor sowing the poppy seed on the recently cleared bank next to the River Lark in the Abbey Gardens. ANL-140328-122629001

Sarah Stamp Borough Councillor sowing the poppy seed on the recently cleared bank next to the River Lark in the Abbey Gardens. ANL-140328-122629001

A councillor has sown her gratitude to those who fell during the First World War.

St Edmundsbury borough Councillor Sarah Stamp sowed the first seeds of a display which is being planted to commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of the First World War.

Last Friday, she scattered poppies and other red flowering annuals from a 500 gram mixed seed bag onto the recently-cleared bank next to the River Lark in Bury St Edmunds’ Abbey Gardens.

Thousands of poppies are expected to flower from mid to late June and other annuals, like Cosmos and Red Flax, have been added to prolong the flowering season.

Cllr Stamp, cabinet member for heritage, arts and leisure, said: “I was pleased to be able to sow the first seeds for this wonderful display which will serve to remind us all of the sacrifices that were made by those who gave their lives in the Great War.

St Edmundsbury is working with Bury in Bloom to improve wildflower areas in the town.

A council spokeswoman said: “Bury in Bloom are a prized partner in everything floral in the town and sponsor, plan and work closely with the council to make Bury very special.”

 

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