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Leyland is blooming with new wild flower meadows

The new wildflowers in Church Road, opposite the Eagle and Child pub in Leyland

The new wildflowers in Church Road, opposite the Eagle and Child pub in Leyland

Leyland is looking ‘blooming’ lovely after a host of wild flower meadows sprung up across the town.

South Ribble Council has planted 15 kilos of wild flower seeds right across the borough after a trial scheme in Penwortham last year proved a huge success.

Now areas in Church Road, Broadfield Drive, Farington Park and Leyland Way, close to Norma the vintage fire engine, have been transformed with a burst of colour provided by poppies, cornflowers, flax, marigolds, cosmos and iberis.

Coun Peter Mullineaux, deputy leader of the council and cabinet member for neighbourhoods and street scenes, said: “This is the first time that we have planted the wild flower meadows in Leyland and I must say that they are proving incredibly
eye-catching.

“A lot of hard work from our green-fingered employees has gone in to making them such a striking feature in the town, but the beauty is that once they are in place, the meadows are very easy to maintain, yet still look incredibly effective.

“We first trialled the scheme in Pope Lane Park in Penwortham last year and the residents were thrilled and we received lots of positive feedback.

“We’ve now planted the meadows right across South Ribble so it’ll be worth looking out for them on your travels.”

- Email your photos of the wild flowers to kay.taylor@lep.co.uk.

They can be found at -

Leyland

Church Road – opposite The Eagle and Child

Leyland Way – near Norman the fire engine

Broadfield Drive – opposite St Mary’s Church

Farington Park – near Bashall Grove

Penwortham

Hawksbury Drive Penwortham – green in front of the shops

Kingsfold Drive Playing Field – adjacent play area

Pope Lane Park, Penwortham – near to pond and at entrance from Pope Lane

Middleforth Park, Penwortham – near car park off Marshalls Brow

King George V, Crooking’s Lane, Penwortham, - near play area

Margaret Road, Penwortham, near play area

Bank Top Road, site of old play area

Bamber Bridge

Gregson Lane – opposite Post Office

 

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