This war memorial is still well adorned with flowers in late October. The Sweet Alyssum ‘Carpet of Snow’ is doing the job of providing a pervading scent. The Geraniums with white and green bicoloured leaves are probably Caroline Schmidt or a relative of Frank Hedley but the variety is less important than the over all effect.
The setting was evocative of Peace but in November the reminder of less peaceful times will be demonstrated by the Poppy Wreaths and tributes. The Poppy, long a symbol of death and rebirth and now of wartime remembrance, is Papaver rhoeas, the Common Poppy or red flowered Corn Poppy.