Doncaster set to be blooming beautiful thanks to wild flower planting project

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Doncaster is to be awash with colour this summer, with a wild flower planting project set to expand.

Last spring, the council sowed wild flowers in several high-profile locations around the town centre, with the plants lasting until winter.

The council said the flowers proved so popular with local residents they are to be planted in more areas of the town, including roundabouts, central reservations and roadsides.

Councillor Joe Blackham, Doncaster Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration, said: “The wild flowers proved really popular last year, and we enjoyed hearing such positive comments from local people about the idea.

“I’m pleased that this year we are able to expand the planting to include other areas, and hope that the flowers add a bit of colour to people’s days.”

Sowing of the seeds has already started and the flowers should begin to show by mid-July.

Some locations for the flowers include Leger Way, White Rose Way, Woodfield Way roundabout, Warmsworth Park, Dunsville Quarry Park and Wheatley Hall Road.