Our street scene team has planted up 11 roadside verges across the Borough with wildflowers.
Meadows have been planted at sites including the BMW garage in Chandler’s Ford, Upper Northam Road in Hedge End and Woodside Avenue in Eastleigh. Two different types of seed mix have been used – cornflower and meadow, featuring cowslip, buttercup, daisy and knapweed amongst wildflowers.
Wildflowers meadows are an important environment for native wildlife, especially pollinators like bees and butterflies. They are also loved by people who enjoy the amazing array of colour they add the scenery.
You don’t need a whole roadside for a wildflower meadow. You could dedicate a patch of land in your garden to get the wildlife and scenic benefits of a meadow on your doorstep. See www.eastleigh.gov.uk/wildflowers to find out how to grow your own.
Find out how how else you can help wildlife.
Note: The photo is from a previous year as this year's crop haven't come up yet.