BEAUTIFUL wild flower meadows will commemorate the centenary of the First World War in Fareham.
The Fareham in Bloom team spent the afternoon at the open space behind Holy Trinity Church, on West Street, Fareham sowing the wild flower seeds.
The team hopes to create a wildflower meadow in time for this year’s centenary.
The planting was part of activities by Fareham Borough Council to mark the upcoming occasion. The council also gave free packets of poppy seeds to local residents and the Fareham in Bloom team held a free workshop to teach people how best to plant the seeds in their gardens.
Fareham was awarded gold for the tenth year in a row in last years’ South East In Bloom contest. This year’s contest is already open, with the colour scheme of red and maroon, with a hint of blue, set against lime, silver and white.
Meanwhile, members of a church have planted poppies in the hope they will grow in time for First World War commemorations.
The congregation at Gosport United Reformed Church, St Columba’s in Elson Road, Gosport, planted the poppies on Good Friday.
It comes as United Reformed Churches across the country are planting red and white poppy seeds for the 100 year commemoration of the First World War.
The Rev Helen Higgin-Botham said it was an opportunity for people to remember those lost in the war.