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.
- GM crops threaten flowers, FWi, 08 July 1999
- Farmers fight over ancient flower meadows, FWi, 26 May 1998