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IN BLOOM: Wildflower meadow planted in Radlett as part of biodiversity project

 Published on: 18th March 2023   |   By: Megan Milstead   |   Category: Uncategorized

A new wildflower meadow has been planted on Mead Road in Shenley which will flourish over the next few years.

The planting comes after Hertsmere Borough Council carried out a biodiversity audit in partnership with Hertfordshire County Council’s Countryside Management Service.

Four other meadows were created this year in Borehamwood, Potters Bar and Bushey, as well as hedge planting and new trees in Borehamwood.

Councillor Seamus Quilty, portfolio holder for environment, said: “After a dark and cold January, the prospect of more greenery and natural habitats is something we can all look forward to in the future.

“We started focussing on meadow creation alongside tree and hedge planting last autumn. The wildflower species contain 15 different species to provide important pollen and nectar sources for insects, bees and other pollinators that are a vital part of our ecosystem.

“During 2023, these areas will be mown to enable root establishment but are expected to flourish in 2024.”

As a council, we declared a climate emergency and committed to achieving net-zero emissions no later than 2050. This is just one way in which we are working towards that goal.”

 

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