A number of sites in Christchurch are now a riot of colour thanks to Christchurch Council’s policy of sowing wild flowers.
The wild flowers help wild life and provide visually pleasing sites while reducing the number of cuts needed in these areas.
A wide variety of seeds have been sown, including cornflowers, poppies, toad flax, gypsophila, black-eyed susans, chrysanthemums and corn marigolds.
The wild flowers can now be seen at Church Hatch, at the entrance to Two Riversmeet Leisure Centre, at Bernards Mead in Jumpers, on Stony Lane roundabout and on the northern end of The Runway.
Matti Raudsepp, Head of Leisure and Open Spaces at the Christchurch and East Dorset Partnership, said: “We have received many calls from residents and visitors congratulating us on the banks of wild flowers. Most people seem to find this a very pleasant alternative to constantly having to cut overgrown verges. Because of the positive feedback we will look to extend this policy in future years.”