We're letting things go wild for flowers and insects

We are leaving more grass verges and boundaries across the city to grow wilder this year which will encourage more wildflowers and bees.

We were planning to trial more wild areas before COVID-19 struck to support our Climate Emergency Action Plan and help struggling insect species like bees.

With COVID-19 we’ve had to reduce our grass cutting and many people have commented on how great the wildflowers look.

We will now cut these verges later in the summer in line with guidance from wildlife charities such as Plantlife and Buglife to allow more types of plant a chance to grow.

Read a blog by our Green Estates Manager