Flanders Poppies

22 May 2017

Planting Poppies

Planting Poppies

We have financed the purchase of Flanders Poppy seeds and have been out and about planting them in various locations about the town. With the help of pupils from St Joseph's, the John Rankin Schools and Falkland Primary, seeds have been planted in their school grounds and Falkland War Memorial. Town Councillors have helped to plant the seeds in sites across the town that have links to the two World Wars. It is hoped that these seeds will produce flowers every year as a constant reminder of the sacrifices made by our troops in conflict.

Flanders Poppies

Flanders Poppies

Planting sites were chosen for their links to people or events during the two world wars.

  • Newtown Road and Shaw Cemeteries: Graves of war veterans
  • Corner of St John’s Road/ Newtown Road: Bombing during WW2
  • Hospital Green outside Willow Close: Opposite the site of the hospital where many injured were treated
  • Falkland War Memorial, Victoria Park, Digby Road park and Greenham.

Despite the dry weather, since planting, we are hoping to see the shoots appearing soon.

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