Wildflowers for the verges

The roadside verges of Lincolnshire could be bursting with blossoms if a new scheme takes root.

Progress on selecting suitable sites has been delayed, but a report is due to go before Lincolnshire County Council members on Monday (March 8).

“In recent weeks however, work has commenced on exploring the opportunity to enter into a partnership with Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust to establish a trial scheme to focus on community-led natural environment and biodiversity enhancements including the potential of wildflower verge planting,” says a report.

The scheme will also look at other opportunities including tree planting and pollinator schemes.

“Undertaking a focussed trial will enable the council to establish the costs and benefits of wider, alternative verge management across the county,” members of the council will be told.

The council has the authority to allow parish councils to take part in planting schemes.

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