1,000 daffodils to be re-planted on charity’s ‘Field of Hope’

1,000 daffodils to be re-planted on charity’s ‘Field of Hope’

by Danielle Thompson (September 2021)

RESIDENTS are being invited to help replant 1,000 daffodils at the Marie Curie Field of Hope on Liverpool Road in Formby today (Wednesday, September 15).

The daffodils previously existed as a memorial to loved ones who had lost their lives to cancer.

They were mistakenly removed when development started at the Barratts/David Wilson Homes site nearby.

Upset residents contacted Councillor Nina Killen who worked with the developer to arrange for the daffodils to be re-planted.

A landscape contractor will be on site from 9am to rotivate the ground, and then volunteers will plant the bulbs from 10.30am.

Hi-vis vests will be provided to all volunteers, who should bring their own trowel, gardening gloves and suitable footwear and clothes.

All volunteers should park away from Liverpool Road and walk along the pavement to access the site.

They should  stay well back from the highway at all times.

About 1,000 bulbs will be planted around the existing Formby sign.

Cllr Killen said: “Family members were understandably upset when these daffodils were removed as they love to watch flowers bloom in spring and visit the garden on birthdays and anniversaries.

“I am really pleased the developer has facilitated this replanting and I look forward to joining the volunteers on the day.”

Local resident Alan Roberts, said he was delighted that they are being re-planted.

He added: “Now they can stay there forever as it was intended.

“It’s a special place to remember loved ones  and a beautiful place for people  to visit.”

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