Bit of a rant: https://ajcarthropoda.blogspot.com/2019/07/nfg-moths.html
A good rant indeed and well deserved.
Villagers here are wanting to sow wild flowers in the verges, and I was all for it until I walking along the lane in late summer and noticed how many moths and butterflies were already there on the boring, standard green vegetation - dock, brambles, long grasses, thistles, nettle and so on at the base of the typical hawthorn/elder/hazel etc hedge. I wonder if a little judicious adding of the more colourful field poppy, campions and wild scabious near field gates might be a good compromise.
I let a lot of mullein grow in my gravel paths because I find them structurally and visually beautiful - I didn't plant them, they are wild I believe. Would they be ok to throw a few seeds into the verge to try their luck?
I'd like and respect your advice on this if you have time. Thank you.