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|Some images of wildflowers in Birchwood 2010
In 2008, Birchwood Town Council, in partnership with Warrington Borough Council, piloted a wildflower scheme on George Duckworth Island (the dogbone) which was well received by local residents and visitors to the area.
Councillors resolved to continue with the scheme as it brings so much pleasure to so many people. The number of sites has been increased over the years and different seed mixes have been tried, some more successfully than others in a bid to encourage biodiversity whilst introducing more colour to our roadsides.
The sites chosen had to be of a sufficient size to have maximum impact but for a wildflower meadow to flourish we need the right weather conditions. In 2011 we were lucky enough to have a good mix of sunshine and rain so the majority blossomed bringing a plethora of colour lasting well into the Autumn.
The 2012 displays have been a bit disappointing and Councillors are currently considering whether to continue next year or leave the areas fallow to see what, if anything, grows.
- Last Updated on Monday, 17 December 2012