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June 11th, 2018.

Next time you are driving through Seaford, take a look at the wildflower patch at St Crispians corner; it is looking fantastic at the moment, teeming with lots of happy nectar-loving insects, providing a much-needed habitat. Flowers include alyssum, candytuft and poppies, all perfect for our endangered pollinators.

Seaford cemetery also has swathes of wildflowers providing a spectacular display. Both open spaces were sown with an annual wildflower seed mix called “ground cover”, the flowers carefully chosen to provide habitat for our insects as well as provide dazzling displays.

The Lewes District Council wildflower initiative aims to enhance the biodiversity and improve health and well-being. It is in its third year and local Newhaven based company Burleys has been part of this conservation initiative that adds value to the open spaces across the district