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Sunday July 22 , 2018

Sustainable Wildflower Meadows

wildflower meadow in garden settingAccording to the Oxford dictionary 'sustainable' means: "Conserving an ecological balance by avoiding depletion of natural resources" whilst the not quite so authoritative wikipedia refers to it as: "In ecology, sustainability is how biological systems endure and remain diverse and productive".  Either way wildflower meadows are very sustainable because they naturally produce biodiverse habitats - habitats that support birds, mammals, bees, butterflies and other species. 

Research has been done on the benefits of wildflower meadows - did you know for instance that wildflower meadows are very effective carbon stores, twice as beneficial as woodland areas?  Or that insect numbers are likely to be 500% more in wildflower meadow environments than in lawns?

But 97% of natural wildflower meadows have been lost in the UK - that's a huge proportion of valuable ecosystem that no longer exists to support the creatures that depend on them.  And let's not forget that we are part of that dependency chain, we might be fairly high up in it but we are still dependent upon the health of the system far below us.

The beauty about this product though - and one of the main reasons that we chose it - is that it is an efficient, and guaranteed means of us all being able to make a difference in the fight to stem the tide of our ever decreasing wildflower environments and to help our threatened pollinators.  If you have even a little bit of space outside your house there will be room enough to establish a piece of wildflower meadow - and with 15 million gardens in the UK, if even 1% of us make a commitment to do it - that will be a potential life saver for so many of our beleaguered pollinator species.

The wildflower turf we can install will be guaranteed to have a minimum of 30 UK native species of plants - perennials that will come back year after year if maintained properly (and honestly, there is very little maintenance to do here!).  All in all this is a very sustainable solution and is a product endorsed by The Bumblebee Conservation Trust, the RSPB, Butterfly Conservation, British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI), the RHS (Perfect for Pollinators) amongst others - it passes muster with the Code for Sustainable Homes too. 

All in all, this is a product we are very proud to be associated with - it will help us help our pollinators - something that is very close to our heart, not to mention crucial for the health of our planet!

 

 

Blue Daisy are accredited partners of Wildflower Turf Ltd

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