National catastrophe

Q Lawns from Norfolk is using its grassland knowledge to help reverse the catastrophic decline in Britain’s wildflower meadows.
Specialists at the company have grown a specially developed turf that is studded with almost thirty natural British meadowland wildflowers. In the past 60 years more than 90% of the country’s natural wildflower meadows have been lost, a staggering 7 million acres.
“This is a national catastrophe for the Britain’s fragile eco-system and for butterflies, honey and bumble bees and seed eating birds in particular,” says Q Lawns Chris Carr. “Meadow Mat is a simple to install turf suitable for domestic gardeners and those wanting to grow meadow flowers on a larger scale. We have developed two ranges of wild flowers and grasses that have been deliberately selected because of the benefits they provide to the species most at risk from the dramatic decline in wildflower meadows.”
To reinforce the message to visitors to The Landscape Show, Q Lawns will have on their stand approximately 40 native species of butterflies, plus the migratory Painted Lady, in a special viewing dome with Meadow Mat growing on the floor to keep them supplied with nectar.
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