Making Urban communities a brighter place to live

Limagrain UK’s range of Colour Splash flower mixtures are perfect for a broad range of urban landscapes and amenity areas throughout the UK.

With nine mixtures in the Colour Splash range there is a floral arrangement for every requirement such as the Festival mixture which can easily be seen from a distance; the New Wave mixture which is perfect for locations needing an abundance of flowers; the Celebration mixture which has a wonderful pastoral effect; and even mixtures suitable for autumn sowing.

Biodiversity, suitable for sowing up until the end of October, is a mid-height, very rich mixture that is designed to attract butterflies, pollinating insects and small invertebrates.  The roots of the biodiversity plants promote the micro fauna and have the ability to fix the nitrogen from the atmosphere.  Autumn sown Aurora mixture will give a splash of early spring colour and includes such delights as polka dot cornflowers, sunbow zinnias, English marigolds, Californian poppy and bee loving cosmos.

The Colour Splash range of mixtures are extremely easy to sow and the resulting vigorous plants are more than capable of competing with weeds. Their vigour is equally matched by robustness; resisting long periods of drought. Equally the mixtures require very little maintenance.  They do not need to be watered, fertilised or treated with pesticides.  On the contrary, the objective is to let them live freely; the flowers and their small associated ecosystems will establish themselves!

Since 2013, London’s Ealing Borough Council has run a project to establish wildflower planting into its urban landscapes. Their park service team have continued to add more mixtures each year and there are now a total of 91 sites around the Ealing borough which have Limagrain’s wildflowers equating to over 200,000 sq.m.

The stunning flowers are not only catching the eye of the Ealing residents, but one resident said

“We have seen so much wildlife it is unbelievable,”. “The flowers are attracting a lot of insects, butterflies, ladybirds, grass-hoppers and bees and that in turn has brought bigger species to our parks such as kestrels, woodpeckers, badgers, shrews and little owls.

For further information, please contact Matt Gresty on 07767 278335 or visit the company’s website www.lgseeds.co.uk/mm. You can also follow the company on Twitter: @MM_Seed

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