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Wildflower Gardens at Neston Methodist Church and Community Centre 2014

Author: Trish Carter Published: 17th March 2014 09:19

August 2014 marks One Hundred Years of the start of World War I and in commemoration, plantings are being established at Neston Methodist Church.

World War I commemorative planting at Neston Methodist ChurchThe Welcome Porch Garden

The gardens and borders alongside Liverpool Rd have been sown to commemorate the Centenary of the First World War. The native Red Poppy flowered along the battlefields and became a symbol of remembrance, loss and hope for a different future.

The gardens include The Welcome Porch garden (to the left of the Porch entrance), The Gravel Porch garden (to the right containing pots and planters), The Step Borders (either side of the original front entrance), and The Liverpool Road side borders.

Work commenced early in March with the weeding, digging, raking and preparing the ground, and seed was sown on Saturday 15th March.

We are very grateful for various seed mixtures which were kindly donated by Anne Tudor and Joan Voce who have helped us along the way. Wildflower mixes included: "Butterfly Garden", "Bee Attracting Garden", "Cornfield Annuals Mixed", "Poppy Flanders", and "Cornfield Flowers: Wildflowers". Special dwarf varieties for window boxes and pots "Patio Perfection Annual mix window sill" have also been sown.

These photos show the newly sown gardens - expect bare soil!

The Step Borders Garden:

World War I commemorative planting at Neston Methodist Church 

The Liverpool Road side borders:

World War I commemorative planting at Neston Methodist Church 

The Liverpool Road side border:

World War I commemorative planting at Neston Methodist Church

We hope you enjoy these photos and will follow progress through the Spring and Summer of 2014 via our Photo Diary here on AboutMyArea Neston, or by visiting us.

Where we are: Neston Methodist Church & Community Centre, corner of Park St and Liverpool Rd, CH64 3RB - entry on Park St side via the glass porch doors.

For further information on the Neston Methodist Church & Community Centre, please visit our website: http://www.nestonmethodist.org.uk/ or contact Rev. Marcus Torchon Phone: 334 1772, Email: thetorchison@yahoo.com.

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