MONMOUTHSHIRE County Council is winning plaudits from both the public and wildlife experts with outstanding results from Euroflor urban meadow flower mixes.
On arriving in Monmouthshire, visitors see a bee symbol on welcome signs to indicate the work the council is doing to encourage pollinating insects and to acknowledge the recently introduced Pollinator Policy.
Nigel Leaworthy, operations manager for landscape and grounds maintenance, says, “The displays of Euroflor urban flower seed mixes ticked so many boxes in relation to the Pollinator Policy, i.e. no plants grown within green houses, no travelling to the individual sites once planted to weed every 2 weeks, no watering etc.”
Tenor and Classic (perennial and annual) were sown on roundabouts and roadsides, and attracted hundreds of letters of praise from the public.
“We identified strategic locations where urban flower mixes would look best – roundabouts, housing estates, trunk roads and motorways –and determined that flower mixes would do away with 85 per cent of our annual bedding and providing savings in excess of £40,000 per annum.” he says.
Nigel Leaworthy Landscape & Ground Maintenance – Operations manager Monmouthshire County Council