Poppies and More!

Spring is here – or so the calendar says! Although the temperatures have been distinctly chilly and the Field has been covered in frost every morning, there has been lots of lovely sunshine and young leaves are appearing on the trees, so we have to believe it.

Our hard working Secretary has again taken on extra duties and has been busy planting wild flower seeds in the Memorial garden beds at the top of the Field. Poppies are of course included and we look forward to a display every bit as good as last year’s. The planting of a much larger area as a Wild Flower Meadow won’t happen until much later in the year, so in the meantime we shall enjoy the flowers near the Memorial stone when they come up. Thanks to Margaret Wiggins for all her efforts.

While we wait for the seeds to germinate, why not check out ‘Jean Argles’ Wood’ for signs of new life? For those of you who have forgotten, that’s the hundreds of trees and bushes we all planted in the South West section of the Field. There should be plenty of signs of Spring appearing there by now, despite the chill in the air. have a look and check out which species come into leaf first!