Adur and Worthing’s ambitious wildflower seed sowing programme has now completed its first stage – and it’s only a question of time before the results begin to show.
Community groups lent a hand to sow thousands of seeds at 27 sites across the Adur and Worthing, such as at Broadwater Cemetery and Fishersgate Recreation Ground.
Seeds sown in the programme – which is called Adur & Worthing: Where The Wildflowers Grow – included borage, cosmos, cornflower, flax and marigold. They were especially chosen for their nectar producing qualities.
Many of the seed mixes included poppy seeds to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One.
“We’re very grateful to all the individuals and community groups who turned out to help. As well as hopefully providing a lot of colour, the flowers will play an important part in maintaining biodiversity,” says Parks and Open Spaces Manager, Dan Ross, who adds that the displays will be at their best in July and August.
As the displays mature, there will also be weeding to do over the summer months.
Dan added: “Docks and thistles can dominate and they need to come out. Anyone who wants to take part can contact me and I’ll put them in touch with the groups who will be involved.”