We’re commemorating the fallen soldiers of the Great War – both those buried in the Cemetery, and those who are remembered on headstones, but whose remains are overseas – by installing that old council favourite, carpet bedding!
Well actually there has been none in the Cemetery for years so I can’t really mock. The lads made a good job of raising a bed so that it sloped down towards the road and then had the job of planting out the design. These days it’s all drawn on computer to our specifications, and the supplier sends it already planted out in boxes. All they needed to do was put it together like building a wall. It’s still quite an investment, as it’s rather expensive and pretty time consuming to put in the ground. I’m not sure how it will look when the plants are in flower, I think some of the design may be lost. I’ll try and remember to take another photo to show you!
The Cemetery Supervisor drew the design, although my Slartibartfast moment was suggesting he put just one large poppy instead of trying to cram in three. I doubt I’ll win an award though 🙂