Wildflower seed sales strong thanks to the Olympics says supplier

The wet and dreadful summer failed to dampen demand for wildflower seeds at Phoenix Amenity Supplies, which is enjoying good sales, according to its director.

The Worcestershire based supplier of landscaping products said it rang up "bumper sales" for the seed mixes as the trend for planting environmentally friendly flowers remained buoyant throughout the downpours.

Sales continue to increase year on year.

Managing Director Chris Baker said use of wildflowers at the Olympic Park helped.  He recently supplied wildflower seed mixes to Midlands’ landscaping contractor Jack Moody to plant at the new FA Football Centre of Excellence, St George’s Park.

"We provide wildflower turf and wildflower seed mixes to many local authorities and major landscape contractors who are choosing this as a more environmentally friendly option for grass verges and open spaces.

"The flowers provide colour, food sources for endangered insects such as bees, butterflies and moths and the grass doesn’t need to be mown until the flowers have stopped flowering, making it a more cost effective option for local authorities."

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