Where the wild things are: Beautiful wildflowers become latest attraction

Bournemouth Echo: Where the wild things are: Beautiful wildflowers become latest attraction Where the wild things are: Beautiful wildflowers become latest attraction

WILD flowers have been planted by the council’s parks team at various places around Bournemouth, including St. Paul’s roundabout, Fisherman’s Walk, Slades Farm and Queen’s Park. The council says these flowers have greater pollinating properties and are more sustainable allowing for a longer flowering period. Many of the areas were sown with the support and aid of voluntary groups like Townsend Together Team, Pokesdown Community Forum, Friends of Moore Avenue and Friends of Fisherman’s Walk.

Poppies have been grown this year to commemorate the centenary of the start of World War One.

“People have been full of praise for the wildflowers and poppies which really do look magnificent,” said councillor Lawrence Williams, portfolio holder for leisure, culture and tourism, “I would encourage residents to get out and about and enjoy our parks and gardens.”

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2:16pm Sat 5 Jul 14

rubberbandman5 says...

I saw the wild flower meadow at Pokesdown on Friday. Incredible, full marks to whoever organised there seeding which gives immediate satisfaction in the first year. Please make it a permanent fixture every year and you may consider letting our native species gain a stronger foothold ? Yes, it does take time, but it's worth the wait.
I saw the wild flower meadow at Pokesdown on Friday. Incredible, full marks to whoever organised there seeding which gives immediate satisfaction in the first year. Please make it a permanent fixture every year and you may consider letting our native species gain a stronger foothold ? Yes, it does take time, but it's worth the wait. rubberbandman5
  • Score: 26

4:08pm Sat 5 Jul 14

djd says...

The top end of Wallisdown Rd by the car showrooms looks beautiful with poppies, cornflowers,etc., Let's hope they are left to bloom for other years. Brightens the place up.
The top end of Wallisdown Rd by the car showrooms looks beautiful with poppies, cornflowers,etc., Let's hope they are left to bloom for other years. Brightens the place up. djd
  • Score: 14

4:47pm Sat 5 Jul 14

H2o-hara says...

This will encourage different species of wildlife too hopefully .
This will encourage different species of wildlife too hopefully . H2o-hara
  • Score: 12

6:18pm Sat 5 Jul 14

Crank says...

Wonderful.
But what happened here in Christchurch, alongside Bernards Mead on the Iford boundary with Bournemouth, to the long length of magnificent sown wildflowers which gladdened the eye all last year and the beginning of this, but last month were simply buried under soil rubbish so that every fragile and colourful bloom and stem was obliterated, smothered?
Anyone know why?
Wonderful. But what happened here in Christchurch, alongside Bernards Mead on the Iford boundary with Bournemouth, to the long length of magnificent sown wildflowers which gladdened the eye all last year and the beginning of this, but last month were simply buried under soil rubbish so that every fragile and colourful bloom and stem was obliterated, smothered? Anyone know why? Crank
  • Score: 0

6:35pm Sat 5 Jul 14

ginginhio says...

How hard is it to take a picture of this?? Do the echo employ any photographers?
How hard is it to take a picture of this?? Do the echo employ any photographers? ginginhio
  • Score: 8

7:26pm Sat 5 Jul 14

Fingersonthem says...

ginginhio wrote:
How hard is it to take a picture of this?? Do the echo employ any photographers?
Have you tried to get a Poppy to cross its arms and look cross
[quote][p][bold]ginginhio[/bold] wrote: How hard is it to take a picture of this?? Do the echo employ any photographers?[/p][/quote]Have you tried to get a Poppy to cross its arms and look cross Fingersonthem
  • Score: 13

10:22am Sun 6 Jul 14

Azphreal says...

With the decrease in the bee population this can only be a good thing (and they look wonderful),would love it if the nursery in kings park would sell the seed mix and would love to do the same with my front garden (the packs of meadow seed i have bought never seem to have these flowers).
With the decrease in the bee population this can only be a good thing (and they look wonderful),would love it if the nursery in kings park would sell the seed mix and would love to do the same with my front garden (the packs of meadow seed i have bought never seem to have these flowers). Azphreal
  • Score: 3
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