Poppies praise

Poppies praise

Poppies praise

First published in Letters by

SINCE reading in The Press earlier in the year that poppy seeds were being planted on certain stretches of grass area along Poppleton Road, I have watched the progress with interest.

For many weeks as I have driven by, I have wondered if this experiment was going to be successful, but am now thrilled to see the wonderful display which has developed.

Even after recent heavy downpours the meadow is still a joy to behold. I realise this plan was originally to commemorate the First World War, but wonder if it could remain for future years?

Dorothy Reed, Middlethorpe Drive, York.

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1:56pm Thu 24 Jul 14

sounds weird but says...

Problem is when actually walk near it to have a look there is broken glass and cans everyhere
Problem is when actually walk near it to have a look there is broken glass and cans everyhere sounds weird but
  • Score: 0

8:26am Fri 25 Jul 14

thinkingoutsidethebox says...

sounds weird but wrote:
Problem is when actually walk near it to have a look there is broken glass and cans everyhere
sad to know that - but that's people (or some people). Would just like to add to the original poster and say that I thought it was a good idea - half way along wondered if it would succeed - and now think it looks pretty good and congratulate those who put in a lot of thought and effort.
[quote][p][bold]sounds weird but[/bold] wrote: Problem is when actually walk near it to have a look there is broken glass and cans everyhere[/p][/quote]sad to know that - but that's people (or some people). Would just like to add to the original poster and say that I thought it was a good idea - half way along wondered if it would succeed - and now think it looks pretty good and congratulate those who put in a lot of thought and effort. thinkingoutsidethebox
  • Score: 4

11:18am Fri 25 Jul 14

JustAResident says...

sounds weird but wrote:
Problem is when actually walk near it to have a look there is broken glass and cans everyhere
In summer people do seem to be drawn to the open spaces in York, to sit in the open and have their lunch, or to sit around and chat to friends.
I think the wild flower and Poppy areas really make these spaces even more special.

It would be much nicer if people took their litter, cans, and bottles home afterwards though wouldn't it?

Sadly this doesn't always happen. However I would still rather have these open spaces available, than lose the space. I pick up occasional cans and bottles from the grassy area near where I live, mainly because I would rather see it looking nice and cared for than looking a mess.

I think the Poppy beds make the place look cared for and more likely that people will use and appreciate and therefore value and look after them
[quote][p][bold]sounds weird but[/bold] wrote: Problem is when actually walk near it to have a look there is broken glass and cans everyhere[/p][/quote]In summer people do seem to be drawn to the open spaces in York, to sit in the open and have their lunch, or to sit around and chat to friends. I think the wild flower and Poppy areas really make these spaces even more special. It would be much nicer if people took their litter, cans, and bottles home afterwards though wouldn't it? Sadly this doesn't always happen. However I would still rather have these open spaces available, than lose the space. I pick up occasional cans and bottles from the grassy area near where I live, mainly because I would rather see it looking nice and cared for than looking a mess. I think the Poppy beds make the place look cared for and more likely that people will use and appreciate and therefore value and look after them JustAResident
  • Score: 2

11:06am Sat 26 Jul 14

alanyork says...

JustAResident wrote:
sounds weird but wrote:
Problem is when actually walk near it to have a look there is broken glass and cans everyhere
In summer people do seem to be drawn to the open spaces in York, to sit in the open and have their lunch, or to sit around and chat to friends.
I think the wild flower and Poppy areas really make these spaces even more special.

It would be much nicer if people took their litter, cans, and bottles home afterwards though wouldn't it?

Sadly this doesn't always happen. However I would still rather have these open spaces available, than lose the space. I pick up occasional cans and bottles from the grassy area near where I live, mainly because I would rather see it looking nice and cared for than looking a mess.

I think the Poppy beds make the place look cared for and more likely that people will use and appreciate and therefore value and look after them
the "POPPIES" look great adding a peaceful feeling, we should do lots more !
[quote][p][bold]JustAResident[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sounds weird but[/bold] wrote: Problem is when actually walk near it to have a look there is broken glass and cans everyhere[/p][/quote]In summer people do seem to be drawn to the open spaces in York, to sit in the open and have their lunch, or to sit around and chat to friends. I think the wild flower and Poppy areas really make these spaces even more special. It would be much nicer if people took their litter, cans, and bottles home afterwards though wouldn't it? Sadly this doesn't always happen. However I would still rather have these open spaces available, than lose the space. I pick up occasional cans and bottles from the grassy area near where I live, mainly because I would rather see it looking nice and cared for than looking a mess. I think the Poppy beds make the place look cared for and more likely that people will use and appreciate and therefore value and look after them[/p][/quote]the "POPPIES" look great adding a peaceful feeling, we should do lots more ! alanyork
  • Score: 1

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