Using nature to keep the grass short

Authored by News Desk

Plymouth’s grass land could be covered in yellow rattle as part of an experiment to use nature to keep the grass short in urban areas.

Plymouth City Council and Devon Wildlife Trust have been harvesting yellow rattle seed from Efford Marsh Local Nature Reserve and they plan to use the seed to sow in grasslands across the city.

The flower is semi-parasitic and gets its nutrients...

Plymouth city centre gets a Buzzing Boost!

Authored by Mary

The Urban Buzz has well and truly arrived in the centre of Plymouth this year and it is starting to bloom, and buzz with bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects.

To add to the fantastic flowers which are already in bloom over at Millbay Park and on many of the city centre’s major roundabouts and road verges, we have now moved right into the heart of the City centre and planted...

North Cross wildflower meadow to be bigger and better

Authored by Mary

Volunteers and Council staff will be rolling up their sleeves to extend the North Cross wildflower meadow this weekend.

Building on the huge success of the wildflower display last year, this year’s display will be even bigger and better, by bringing the flowers closer to the public walking and cycling routes through North Cross. The display has also been expanded to the central...

Wildflower haven for city centre roundabout

Authored by Mary

A slice of the countryside will soon be springing up at North Cross roundabout in Plymouth city centre as work starts on creating a wildflower haven.

Grassy banks and verges within the roundabout area are to be tilled to plant an mix of seed including cornflower, corn marigold, poppies, ox-eye daisy, red campion and white campion which will bring colour, nectar and visual appeal to the...

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