Wildflowers will be blooming after seed is sown

Wild seed planting at Nowton Park by Bury in Bloom
Wild seed planting at Nowton Park by Bury in Bloom
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BURY in Bloom’s wildflower theme has taken root at Nowton Park.

In Bloom supporters joined Nowton’s own volunteers to plant a wildflower garden near the children’s playground.

Enclosed by a growing willow fence, planted by Nowton Volunteers, wild flowers will attract butterflies, bees and other pollinators in numbers rarely seen on beds of garden flowers.

Britain in Bloom has sent out thousands of packs of wildflower seeds to In Bloom groups and schools nationwide, to be sown to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

Julia Rackowe, Bury in Bloom’s campaign manager, said: “What a lovely way for us to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee as well as the start of an exciting In Bloom season for Bury St Edmunds.

“By planting the seeds close to the visitor centre and the children’s playground, the simple beauty of the wildflowers can be admired by everyone.”

The wildflower mix includes corn poppy, corn marigold, corn chamomile, corn cockle and cornflower. For more information on In Bloom and growing wildflowers visit www.rhs.org.uk/Gardening/Community-gardening