Ipswich: Go wild in your garden

Thompson & Morgan, wildflower bee mix

Thompson & Morgan, wildflower bee mix - Credit: Archant

Seeds firm’s initiative to help wildlife in gardens

Seed and plant specialist Thompson & Morgan is urging the nation’s gardeners to do their bit for biodiversity by sowing wildlife-attracting hardy annuals this autumn.

The Ipswich-based company’s call comes in support of Wild About Gardens Week, a joint RHS and Wildlife Trusts initiative, which will run from September 15 to 21.

It seeks to address the population decline in two-thirds of the country’s plant and animal species in the past 50 years.

“You don’t need to let your garden run wild to help support local wildlife,” said Thompson & Morgan horticultural director Paul Hansord.

“Just one square metre of ground or a few patio pots, sown with one of our wildflower species or mixes, will help draw a wide range of beneficial insects, which in turn will attract birds, amphibians and mammals to the garden.”

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