Poppy planting pictures

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The efforts of communities across Daventry District in support of a poppy planting initiative to commemorate the First World War centenary are recorded in this slideshow.

People from 35 groups across the district planted wildflower seeds in their communities this year as part of Daventry District Council’s (DDC) Big Poppy Plant.

The slideshow above features photos taken during the project as well as of the beautiful patches of wildflowers that were created as a result.

Pictures taken in Barby, Braunston, Crick, Daventry, Hollowell, Moulton, Weedon and Woodford Halse are among the submissions.

The project proved so successful that DDC is launching a second wildflower scheme this autumn, focussing on creating perennial wildflower meadows.

A total of 25 communities are taking part this time after attending a meeting at the Council offices last month.

The aim of the project is to create new habitats in the district for pollinator insects such as butterflies, hoverflies, beetles and wild bees, which are in decline in the UK.

For more information visit www.daventrydc.gov.uk/wildflowers