Verges go wild
GRASS verges around the borough are now festooned with stunning wildflowers.
Seeds were sown in spring , including poppies, California poppies, coreopsis, cornflower, larkflower and the white flowering bullwort. The flowers are so popular that Rochdale council, which is behind the idea, has been inundated with requests on where to buy seed mix.
In response, next year the authority will make the seed mix available at Bowlee Nursery with a guide on creating ‘flower havens.’
Councillor Neil Emmott, said: “We’re always looking for ingenious ways to make the borough look spectacular and the wild flower borders are a stunning addition to the borough’s roads. They really lift areas which would have traditionally been grass verges and are great for local wildlife. But they’re also economical too, with savings made on grass cutting.”
The council is now taking suggestions of where to plant further wild flower verges next spring. Email email@example.com