11:34am Wednesday 27th June 2012
Dear Editor:- Habitat for wild life is mostly provided by farmers (right and proper), but councils could do a lot more to provide pollen and nectar for bees (which are so vital for pollinating our food crops) if all the wide road verges were 'wild flower meadows' instead of mown grass. Not only fodder for bees and butterflies, but a feats for our eyes too.
Imagine colourful granny bonnets, moon daisies and yellow welsh poppies, pink mallows and blue chickery, pale scabious and purple knapweed, clumps of vetches and wild marjoram all taking up Co2 and providing shelter and food vital for bees and butterflies and sees for birds and more.
Verges would need mowing only once a year in autumn (when most visitors have gone) which would save machinery fuel, man hours, money and Co2.
Mr and Mrs Folder West Williamston Kilgetty
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