Hanging baskets are planted to reflect the centenary of WWI
CHILDREN from Loughborough Baptist Church’s Super Stars EXTRA have filled the hanging baskets in the church forecourt on Baxter Gate, in colours reflecting the wish for peace at the end of the First World War.
Guided by Bloom master gardener, Harry Cooke, the 8 to 10-year-olds plant- ed White Geraniums, Pink and White Surfinias, and Blue Lobelia to mark the centenary of the end of the conflict.
Church family officer Pauline Anderson explained that the children had moved up from the super stars when they reached age eight years and meet every Friday experiencing a variety of practical activities.
She said it was hoped to repeat the colour scheme in the new planters, around the memorial to those from the church who had lost their lives in the Great War.
Harry said that he had enjoyed assisting the children and was pleased to see them taking such an interest. Bloom community vice-chair, Mike Jones, who sponsored the plants, said several of the children were also involved in gardening at their schools, which was good to see.
Pauline thanked Harry and Mike for their support and assistance.
■ The children admire their finished Baskets with Mike Jones (left) and In Bloom stalwart Harry Cook (right).
■ The children of Super Stars EXTRA are seen with Pauline Anderson and Mike Jones as Harry Cook gives the baskets their first watering.