Submitted by AJ Cann on Tue, 30/07/2019 - 14:38

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    Submitted by Jel on Wed, 30/10/2019 - 20:22

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    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.