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Portsmouth University SuDS Research – Researching the Benefits of Wildflowers in Water Pollution Mitigation

Sustainable Urban Drainage systems (SUDs) have really come to the fore in recent years due to the increased occurrence of significantly damaging flood events in the UK and around the world.  The need to find a better planning solution to … Continue reading

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Alconbury Weald – A bespoke Wildflower Turf solution for Cambridgeshire multi-purpose site

Background: Formally an airfield, the site of Alconbury Weald was acquired by property company Urban & Civic in 2009. Currently in development, and with a 20-year timescale, the site will boast a 3 million sq. foot Enterprise Zone, 5,000 new … Continue reading

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Wildflower Turf Demand in Europe.

In the spring of 2012 we were approached by a Belgian Landscape Architect, Frank Adriaenssens, who was interested in introducing an increased wildlife and biodiverse landscape into his landscaping projects in Belgium. Frank has a client list that takes him all … Continue reading

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Wildflower Turf Expansion

Wildflower Turf Ltd expands with a new production site in Yorkshire. In 2015 Wildflower Turf Ltd were finalists for the annual Farmers Weekly magazine awards. This national competition looks at all things farming and we entered the farm diversification category. … Continue reading

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Wildflower Earth™ and expert installation by Greener Places Ltd saves the day for Herringthorpe Junior School

We recently had some very interesting feedback from a landscape contractor who used our Wildflower Earth™ for the first time this year. Jim Staveley MD of Greener Places Ltd based near Worksop in Nottinghamshire ordered 300m² of our Border mix … Continue reading

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Using seed to enhance your meadow

June is a great time to spot and identify wildflowers, note where they are and consider collecting their seed at a later date when the plant matures and has developed viable seed. Sowing the seed you have collected is a … Continue reading

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A University success story – Aberystwyth University

Wildflower Turf has been receiving a great deal of interest from Universities in recent months.  In May our MD James Hewetson-Brown was a key note speaker at the University Horticultural Officers Conference at Heriot Watt University http://bit.ly/2rlGmEd. However prior to … Continue reading

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Does Glyphosate destroy or enhance the natural environment

THE RECENT PUBLICITY AROUND THE USE OF GLYPHOSATE HAS LED TO CONSIDERABLE PRESS COVERAGE AND DEBATE OVER THE USE OF CHEMICALS AND THEIR PLACE IN OUR TOWNS AND COUNTRYSIDE. OUR MD JAMES HEWETSON-BROWN LOOKS AT GLYPHOSATE WITH WILDFLOWERS, BIODIVERSITY AND … Continue reading

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Pollution Mitigation

Urban Wildflowers Our MD James Hewetson-Brown explains the power of wildflowers when used in urban environments and their importance in green infrastructure design. Quote – “WILDFLOWERS CAN PHYSICALLY LOCK IN HARMFUL PARTICULATES FROM EXHAUST EMISSIONS” Wildflower meadows have continued to … Continue reading

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Save The Date

With Spring in the air (we can dream), February is a great time to focus on the year ahead and give your diary some love. We’ve put together a round-up of the RHS Shows, key Horticultural Exhibitions we will be … Continue reading

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