Blooming great giveaway for Queen’s jubilee

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Flowers in Exbury Gardens, by Allison McAlpine
Flowers in Exbury Gardens, by Allison McAlpine

A SUPERMARKET chain is giving away 2.75 million packets of cornflower seeds to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and give the nation a colourful boost.

Seeds will be given away in every Morrisons store nationwide from this week. Shoppers will be able to get a free pack at the checkout and online. Community Champions will also distribute them to local schools, care homes and community groups to help spread hope and positivity in their local area.

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New research from Morrisons found the majority of people (63 per cent) view The Queen as a symbol of hope throughout her reign, placing Her Majesty above other notable figures such as Greta Thunberg (30 per cent) and Bill Gates (27 per cent).

In addition, nearly three quarters of Brits (73 per cent) say flowers make them feel hopeful and a further three in five (62 per cent) feel gardening lifts their mood, highlighting the benefit of the activity ahead of the Jubilee celebrations.

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Cornflowers are known for their bright blue petals and are so striking that a colour has taken its name - ‘Cornflower Blue’. The flower represents ‘positive hope for the future’ and is one of the many flowers being used in the Superbloom display at the Tower of London’ in celebration of the Platinum Jubilee. These easy-to-grow wildflowers are great for bees and butterflies and can be sown in June to flower in September.

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