Wild About Manchester

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"Vid" the city? PDF Print E-mail

Monday 20 August 2012

We have a great little video up on our Wildabout Movies page that shows some of the highlights of Dig the City 2012.

Why not take a quick look?

 
And it’s an Olympic Gold for Wildflowers! PDF Print E-mail

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Wednesday 15 August 2012

One of the most spectacular successes of the Olympic Games (not with standing our brilliant medal haul) was the wonderful stands of wildflowers gracing the Olympic park. Combinations of native and exotic wildflowers created an almost instant wildlife haven, with all manner of insects and birds buzzing around.

But did you know that Gorton got there first?

In fact, in terms of wildflowers, Gorton 2011 was maybe even better than London 2012!

Quicker than a Usain Bolt 100 metre dash (well ok, maybe not THAT quick), wildflowers appeared almost overnight on the site of some old sports pitches just off Hyde Road in Gorton. And didn’t they look amazing?

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Using the same pictorial meadows mix as used at the Olympics, this derelict old wasteland was transformed into a picture perfect wildflower meadow and it looks even better this year!

Wildflowers are a simple and easy way of transforming areas into spectacularly colourful wildlife havens - and it's child play to do!

Check out the toddlers tips page to see just how easy it is. Maybe you too could create a little piece of London 2012 history in your garden or greenspace?

 
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