Archive for tag: Wild Flowers

Grass free lawn

A grass free lawn has been created in Avondale Park, Kensington & Chelsea.  The lawn, which consists of daisies, red-flowering clover, thyme, chamomile, penny royal and Corsican mint will create a pollinator friendly environment. It is found to have 25% more insects than a grass lawn.

Click to view a walk-through here

Speaking up for the nation's wild plants - Plantlife

Have you heard of Plantlife.org.uk? We've just been looking at their website and finding out about the work they put in to look after the nation's wild plants and fungi.

One of their current campaigns is for Road verges: The public are invited to vote on how well their council is looking after the verges with the wild flowers best interests at heart. You can also sign a petition to get wildflowers on your verges.

"Some of our rarest flowers, such as lizard orchid and spreading bellflower, can be found on road verges. There are just 85,000 hectares of flower-rich grassland left but about 238,000 hectares of road verge. Leaving cuttings to lie benefits plants like nettles, docks and coarse grasses."

Plantlife