W I L D F L O W E R S
Wildflowers are crucial to the survival of many important invertebrate species, yet there has been a huge decline in their numbers over the last century. The loss of around 95% of our wildflower meadows is one of several reasons for this.
A shift in gardening practices, which favours pesticide-treated, sterile garden centre flowers such as pansies mean that pollinators such as bees, flies and beetles have less food to survive.
I am in love with our spectacular wildflowers and I hope you are too! Personally, I would rather see them in my garden than overly manicured pansies, square hedges and other garden centre plants.
They require so little care that your back will be grateful and you can sleep easy knowing you are doing your bit to help reverse habitat fragmentation!
Could you see any of these wildflowers in your garden?