United Kingdom: Gardeners urged to plant wildflowers

Telegraph: While exotic plants and paving stones might make gardens appear neat and tidy, cultivating a wilder and more natural environment would benefit Britain's dwindling birds and butterflies, Sir Robert Watson said. Educating people about the benefits that native flowers like milkwort and cowslips bring to wildlife could help turn around the steep decline in certain species, he claimed. Sir Robert, who will leave his five year post at Defra at the end of this month, admitted Britain's wildlife was......

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