Date: 
Friday, June 6, 2014 - 14:30

Poppy seeds have been sown around the parish of St Blazey to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the First World War.
 
The planting is a partnership between St Blaise Town Council and the Eden Project, which sits within the parish.
 
Four sites around St Blazey were prepared with the help of Eden gardeners and planted up so that the poppies will be in flower later this summer to co-incide with the centenary.
 
The planting sites are next to the “Welcome to St Blazey” signs at either end of the town and there are two more flower beds in the main car park in Station Road.
 
On Wednesday June 4, the Mayor, Councillor June Anderson, and Councillor George Allen headed a delegation of councillors who were joined by Eden’s Head of Horticulture Don Murray and members of his team to plant the last of the seeds.
 
Coun. Allen said:  “We have planted poppies to remember an historic anniversary. Most people somewhere down the line have family members who fought in World War One.

“We are grateful to Don and the Eden team for joining in with us on this and we are sure that when the poppies are in bloom they will be a fitting reminder of the sacrifices made a century ago.”
 
Don Murray said: “When St Blaise Town Council approached us through George we were very happy to say yes we would help by preparing the ground and sourcing and sowing the seed.  We were honoured to be invited to the last scattering of the seed and we look forward to seeing the poppies in full flower.”