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THE FLOWERING OF EARLEY 2014
Many residents have commented on the colourful flower displays this summer on Earley verges. One onlooker commented, 'It makes me want to sing'. As well as the visual appeal to us, it also offered nectar and pollen to insects. There were beds of wild flowers and old-fashioned annual favourites.
Beds of poppies were planted in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the start of World War 1, and a poignant reminder of those who served and died.
The wild flower planting was the inspired idea of Grahame Hawker, Head Park Ranger, Earley Town Council, ably supported by council employees, Ashley and Stuart, together with the Wednesday volunteer group.