Buy British wildflowers, groups urged

5 September 2000

Buy British wildflowers, groups urged

By FWi staff

ORGANISATIONS are being asked to make sure the wildflower plants they buy are British, reports the BBC Radio 4 Farming Todayprogramme.

Wild plant conservation charity Plantlife has launched a native flora code of practice to encourage people to source seed from local farms.

Wild flowers from different areas have a different flowering period than native varieties, which can have a knock-on effect on insects and other wildlife.

Buying British also gives farmers with the seed source an incentive to retain meadows as they are given a commercial value.

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