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MotownGal Report 23 Nov 2021 19:10

In the Spring of 2022 the moat at the Tower of London, will be sown with a variety of seeds to create a vibrant sea of colour that will evolve from June to September.

The planting will attract bees, pollinators and seed-eating birds.

This use of the moat will celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen.


LondonBelle Report 23 Nov 2021 19:18

That will be interesting to see especially if it is anything like the Poppy installation :-)


MotownGal Report 23 Nov 2021 19:20

I know Belle, the ceramic poppies were a sight to behold.

Lovely to think the moat is being used for something beautiful. <3


AnninGlos Report 23 Nov 2021 19:59

Sounds great :-)


Annx Report 24 Nov 2021 20:55

Sounds lovely, like a meadow of colour! :-)


MotownGal Report 15 Feb 2022 18:30

On the local news tonight, it has been reported that the diggers have gone into the Moat, to remove the turf. A path will meander around the flowers when they bloom.

Some interesting artifacts have been uncovered already, some coins, and a bullet from WW1.

The seeding will beging in March.

The gardeners aim to sow seeds that will bloom all through Summer, with different colours as the year progresses.

Free to view from the road, but ticketed to walk amongst the flowers.


Von Report 15 Feb 2022 20:51

Hopefully we might get to see it. Fingers crossed. :-D


Caroline Report 16 Feb 2022 01:24

What a lovely idea.

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 16 Feb 2022 08:31

Sounds wonderful.
This just might entice me back onto a train to go and see the flowers.

I loved visiting to view all the poppies.


JoyLouise Report 16 Feb 2022 10:48

It sounds delightful, Maddie. What a wonderful sight it will be - and, I hope, a fragrant one too.

I may have to content myself with viewing it online or on telly but I am sure that my granddaughter and her partner will go to see the real thing as they live near enough to to that.


LondonBelle Report 16 Feb 2022 11:29

That was then, this is now Rollo......I think it is a brilliant idea :-). From all accounts, it will be fit for a queen :-D


SuffolkVera Report 16 Feb 2022 12:24

Pulling a structure down doesn’t rewrite history. What happened at the Tower (or the Basille) happened and I am glad to see something beautiful about to take place there now.


nameslessone Report 16 Feb 2022 15:03

Anyone with connections with the Tower or the Royal Fusiliers would no doubt argue with Rollo.

Isn't he inciting riots?


AnninGlos Report 16 Feb 2022 15:48

So something beautiful will come out of the horrors of the past. I am sure it will give pleasure to many people and rollo doesn't need to go and see it.


Bobtanian Report 16 Feb 2022 16:21

i seem to recall that there was an expanse of sand (a beach) at the tower..possibly 70 ish years ago... is it still there?


JoyLouise Report 16 Feb 2022 16:59

Rollo, just a thought. Perhaps we ought to be grateful that Britons did not destroy the Tower?

Without going into the intricacies of who was imprisoned and why, have you given any thought to the fact that ordinary French people, responsible for the fall of the Bastille, did so even though the imprisoned were largely drawn from the upper echelons, something which could smack of the hold that richer and/or more powerful people had over the ordinary French man on the street? It could be said that the plebs were wound up by more powerful people and families who would have been unlikely to take the same action to protect the poorer members of society.

Perhaps we ought to be glad that the ordinary Briton did not fall into such a trap and plainly just got on with his own life. Why should he take action on behalf of a small elite who would not have lifted a finger to help should it have been the other way around?

It’s just another way of looking at the situation.


nameslessone Report 16 Feb 2022 20:00

A rellie prisoner in the Tower. Hardly surprising. ;-)


LaGooner Report 16 Feb 2022 20:17

one of OH's rellies had it built :-D :-D :-D :-D


MotownGal Report 17 Feb 2022 08:36

There are small 'beaches' along the Thames, Bob. It is where the mudlarks and detectorist have to have a license to search.

Bit more information about the flowers.

There are 20 million seeds to be sown in March. They are meadowfield flowers.

In June, the flowers will be white and pink.

In July, the blue and purple flowers will bloom.

August and September, they will be gold, yellow and orange.

So whenever, if, you are able to visit, there will always be a lovely display.

The project is partly being supported by the Livery Companies of London.


MotownGal Report 4 Mar 2022 08:38

Latest update on the Jubilee Celebrations.

Historic Palaces, The Tower of London, are to install a Moat Slide. It will be a 4 lane, 17.5m slide, for visitors to land in a 'vibrant sea of flowers.'

The organisers want visitors 'to arrive in the flowers with a sense of occasion and fun'

Great for the kids. :-D :-D