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Horticulture Week Podcast: the many and varied benefits of wildflowers with Wildflower Turf Ltd

Matthew Appleby and James Hewetson-Brown
Matthew Appleby and James Hewetson-Brown

Wildflower turf was founded in 2003 and has developed a soilless growing system that has transformed the concept of turf growing.

HortWeek editor Matthew Appleby speaks to Wildflower Turf founder James Hewetson Brown. He speaks about all the ways to establish wildflowers and how they help to boost species diversity in our green spaces and the other functions they help deliver. These include health and well-being, low maintenance, soil stability, carbon sequestration, pollution (air and water) mitigation as well as the speed and reliability of wildflowers compared with trees.

The role of native perennials for our wildlife in the UK is examined, as are the regulatory requirements wildflowers help fulfil, such as National Ecosystems Assessment, Biodiversity Net Gain, Sustainable Farming Incentive, Sustainable Drainage Systems and UK Biodiversity Action Plan.

He also discussed health and wellness benefits, climate change, aesthetics and the future.

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