Supporting wildflower growth

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Over 900 square metres of wildflower meadow will be sown in Scotland this weekend (14-15 April), to mark the launch of the UK’s biggest environmental campaign, RHS Britain in Bloom 2012.

It is a fitting start to the first National Gardening Week (16–22 April) in an initiative that will help replenish some of the 97% of wildflower meadows lost since 1930.

Ninety groups and schools in Scotland are among 1,200 across the UK, who will be sowing some of the millions of wildflower seeds provided by the RHS, over a 48 hour period.

The RHS wants to encourage everyone to join in – and they can by typing their postcode into –a map on RHS Online: www.rhs.org.uk/getinvolved.

UK wildflower populations are in serious decline due to pressures from agriculture and development, together with neglect.