The spectacular drifts of wild flowers at the Olympic Games site in 2012 helped make popular the idea of wild flower meadows.

Paul Jupp told the November meeting of Laverstock Gardening Club that getting wild flowers to grow in gardens is not easy. He described various factors to be taken into account.

For his talk ‘Gardening for Wildlife’ Paul emphasised that growing wild flowers is one way to help counteract the sad decline in insect species. All insects perform vital roles in our eco-systems.

His company Meadow in my Garden has a range of products and seed mixtures to suit different needs. Easy to grow seedballs and seed carpets are popular. So are ‘seedboms’ launched at the area you want to cover with flowers. The talk was accompanied by stunning pictures Laverstock Gardening Club meets on the fourth of the month in Laverstock & Ford Village Hall at 7.30 pm. 01722 323407.


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