Let it grow, let it grow, let it grow
As part of our mission to save planet Earth, we decided to send out these sustainable Christmas gifts out which can truly make a difference.
Wildflower meadows support insects and animals which in turn supports our ecosystem. So, it is about time we support the little guys! This Christmas, Genuine Solutions is taking action to help save the planet. We care about the micro system of the world under our feet and this year we are playing our part by gifting Seedboms to all of our partners.
100 years ago, Britain’s countryside was an extremely different place – full of colourful flower-rich meadows and grasslands. Fast forward to today and more than 97 per cent of wildflower meadows have been lost since the 1930s – that equates to 7.5 million acres!
A healthy wildflower meadow can play home to a concentrated and unique diversity of flowers. Over 1,370 species of insects eat most of our common meadow plants, along with buckets full of pollinating bees, butterflies and hoverflies, and the soil pulsates with ants, fungi, worms and beetles, to name just a few. A meadow could contain up to 40 species per square metre. Yet, as wild plants have declined, so have the species that depend upon them. Flower meadows are more than just pretty flowers and summer walks; they are unrivalled havens for wildlife.
We have already delivered Seedboms to some of our partners and will be revisiting the sites where they are planted over the next year to see how they grow.
Seedboms are eco-friendly, biodegradable packages filled with pollinating flower seeds which can be thrown into rundown or unloved areas to grow wildflowers and give a little life back to the earth. The concept is simple – you soak it, throw it and grow it.
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