Wednesday, 6 May 2020

Flower Friendly Verges


Orchid on a grass verge
Orchid on a grass verge. Photo: Hornbeam Arts, Flickr

Does your daily exercise take you past any grass verges? You may have noticed that road verges have not been cut yet this spring. Most have sprouted lots of dandelions and daisies, but have you seen other flowers on your daily exercise?

Wirral Borough Council would like to know where flower-rich verges already exist, with a view to getting more flower-friendly mowing regimes in place, at least for next year. Send details to info@wirralwildlife.org.uk and we will collate and pass them on.

Cuckooflower (Ladies Smock) on a verge at Eastham
Cuckooflower (Ladies Smock) on a verge at Eastham

Current plans are that sight-lines and other safety strips will be mown shortly, with other verges waiting till later. So do send in records in the next few weeks.

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