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Create your own wildflower patch this spring with FREE seeds for Rushcliffe residents

Residents can now collect one of over 1,500 packs of wildflower seeds to sprinkle and plant on their property as part of Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Environmental and Carbon Clever project and its tree and wildflower scheme.

Recommended by the Royal Horticulture Society as Plants for Pollinators, the seeds are ideal for enhancing habitats in your garden and can grow glowing colours of corn chamomile yellow and white, corncockle pink and purple, cornflower blue, corn marigold yellow and poppy red flowers.

The 5g packs ideally should be sprinkled in a chosen area of no more than one metre square in spring or autumn on the soil and the seeds then covered by raking or rolling.

The packs of seeds are available for one per household, whilst stocks last, to collect from the following Council and leisure centre sites:

West Bridgford: Customer Service Centre, Fountain Court, Gordon Road, West Bridgford, NG2 5LA and Rushcliffe Arena, Rugby Road, NG2 7YG

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Cotgrave: Customer contact point, Cotgrave Hub, Rivermead, Cotgrave, Nottingham NG12 3UQ and Cotgrave Leisure Centre, Woodview, NG12 3PJ

East Leake: Customer contact point, East Leake Library, Gotham Road, LE12 6JG and East Leake Leisure Centre, Lantern Ln, LE12 6QN

Bingham: Customer Contact Centre, Bingham Health Centre, Newgate Street, NG13 8FD and Bingham Leisure Centre, The Banks, Bingham, Nottingham NG13 8BL

The Cornfield Annuals wildflower seed mix from suppliers Bostons is native to the UK and forms the final part of the Council’s scheme, more on which can be found at www.rushcliffe.gov/carbonclever

The Council’s Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Communities and Climate Change Cllr Abby Brennan said: “We know so many Rushcliffe residents are environmentally minded, so we’re delighted to be able to give away these seeds for them to create a wildflower patch on their garden or land.

“Wildflowers are so important for wildlife and can increase the biodiversity of an area by providing wonderful habitats and food sources for bees, butterflies and other insects.”

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