Private gardens constitute an important reservoir of biodiversity but this can be improved by putting aside an area in which to sow native wildflower species.
The vegetation that arises from sowing wild herbaceous plants helps to regenerate and requalify the environment. It improves the ability of soil to resist erosion, drought and other climatic extremes. It is suitable for parks and gardens, urban greenery, roadside margins and set-aside land unsuitable for other amenity use or for agriculture. The market continues to expand and the annual production of wild flower seed in England, including grass seed in the mixtures, is estimated at over 50kg, enough to sow an area of 1000+ha. One of the pioneer seed producers and wholesaler is Emorsgate Seeds Ltd
See also main menu ‘Environmental Ethics’ sub-section Wild Flowers