Wildflowers to appear in parks and urban spaces

Hounslow Council have announced the planting of wildflowers throughout the borough.

Published: Friday, 1st November 2019

Image of wildflowers

Hounslow Council have announced the planting of wildflowers throughout the borough. The project forms part of the Cleaner Greener Hounslow strategy that launched earlier this year and has involved working closely community members to sites that will form the wildflower pilot.

For urban areas, Hounslow Highways prepared by weed spraying and rotavating ahead of seed planting which commenced from November at the following locations:

Staines Road

 

Bedfont

High Street

 

Brentford

Strand on the Green

 

Chiswick

Bedfont Road

 

Feltham

Heron Way

 

Feltham

Snakey Lane

 

Feltham

Staines Road

 

Feltham

Sunbury Road

 

Feltham

Almorah Road

 

Heston

Burns Way

 

Heston

Channel Close

 

Heston

Guernsey Close

 

Heston

Vicarage Farm Road      

 

Heston

Lampton Road

 

Hounslow

Bath Road

 

Hounslow West

Twickenham Road

 

Isleworth

A specially selected seed mix has been chosen to ensure a good mix of flowers and grasses resulting in approximately 1500 square metres of wildflowers arriving in spring 2020.

The parks division of the Environmental Services Team have also identified areas that support wildflowers in locations such as Ludlow Open Space (pictured), wildflowers here will be visible around similar timescales.

Wildflowers across the borough will help to create an eco-friendly area that will attract birds and pollinators (such as bees, butterflies and other insects) which improve the local environment.

 

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