First ever National Gardening Week

Wildflower and butterfly

The first ever National Gardening Week takes place from 16th-22nd April. Organised by the RHS, it aims to get the nation growing.

The Royal Horticultural Society  is also promoting the RHS Britain in Bloom 2012 campaign which aims to replenish some of Britain’s lost wildflower meadows (which have been in serious decline since the 1930’s). Both initiatives will be officially launched on 14th April.

It is expected that more than 160 square metres of wildflower meadow will be sown in Wiltshire as a result  and these areas will look fantastic in the months to come.

Many groups and schools will be sowing a wildflower mix of corn marigold, corn cockle, corn poppy,  corn chamomile, and cornflower from free packets of seeds that were offered by the RHS.

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