Growing for Gold


Staff reporter (Border Counties)

OSWESTRY is ‘growing for gold’ as preparations get underway to mark 50 years of Britain in Bloom.
Town council staff based at the cemetery have picked up the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) mantle encouraging community groups across the country to plant golden pollinator-friendly flowers in public spaces – and it’s turned into a friendly competition.
With the national organisation providing over 500,000 golden sunflower seeds to Britain in Bloom community groups throughout the UK, staff at Oswestry Cemetery are celebrating the ‘Growing for Gold’ theme to see who can grow the biggest, brightest and best sunflower.
Betty Gull, chairman of the Oswestry In Bloom Committee, said: “This is a wonderful initiative by the RHS and one much welcomed by the Oswestry In Bloom Committee.
“We look forward to our seeds coming to fruition and a beautiful sunflower display in the cemetery grounds this Summer. May the best man win!”

BLOOMING GOOD: Oswestry Town Council staff, from left, John Griffiths, Michael Owen and Paul Smith.
Picture: Care Johnson

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