Edward Hayes and his tower of flowers
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Tower of flowers: Edward Hayes says next will be bigger

Retired steel worker Edward Hayes has built a 26ft (8m) tower of flowers in the drive of his Newport home.

Mr Hayes, 71, spent three months making and decorating the framework which contains 128 pots of home-grown blooms.

"It was supposed to be 40ft high but the wife wouldn't let me go any higher," said Mr Hayes, who also built his own home.

The tower is made up of six box sections welded and stacked on top of each other and tethered to a wall.

  • 04 Jul 2014
  • From the section Wales
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