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Welcoming the spring with wildflowers

With plots now cleared and dug and everything looking clean and tidy Willoughby Road allotment holders invited children to help them prepare for National Gardening Week by helping set up a wildflower bed.

Paul Collingwood and Angela Evans invited pupils from Boston West Academy to scatter wildflower and poppy seeds to also mark the centenary of the First World War. They were joined by Cllr Yvonne Gunter, Boston Borough Council's portfolio holder for parks and open spaces and Alison Fairman, Chairman of Boston in Bloom steering committee.

The patch was cleared by Angela, who decided to create this area for NGW (April 14 to 20) and to promote Britain in Bloom in association with the Royal Horticultural Society's 50th anniversary. The allotment holders are focusing on transforming areas of derelict land into green spaces.

Paul said that during the growing season there is often a surplus amount of produce which the allotment holders donate to the Centenary Church for their meals and also The Salvation Army.

Willougby Road allotments Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser window
Park Academy children at Willoughby Road allotments with Angela Evans, Paul Collingwood, Cllr Yvonne Gunter and Alison Fairman

Boston West Academy children sowing wildflower seeds with Angela Evans, plotholder Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser window
Children take great pleasure in scattering the wildflower seeds

Park Academy student sowing poppy seeds to mark the anniversary of the First World War Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser window
Scattering of the poppy seeds to mark the centenary of the First World War