It seems that the main occupation of local councils during lockdown was to trash,  – whoops – carefully mow – all the verges on our roads.

The price is to remove wildflowers as they come into bloom and destroy habitats for insects.

I am wondering if these lovely orchids will be mowed down as they were last year

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I discuss the damage in parts of Lancashire here

https://michaelroberts4004.wordpress.com/2020/05/24/where-have-all-the-flowers-gone-stripped-from-verges-everyone/

 

via The practicalities of not cutting road verges

1 thought on “The practicalities of not cutting road verges

  1. Paul Braterman

    why do they do this? If they are worried about the grass and wild plants undermining the margin of the asphalt, they could simply apply weedkiller on a 3 inch wide strip at that margin

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