Let It Grow project returns wildflowers to Solihull

Let It Grow is a project by Love Solihull, an environmental initiative co-ordinated by Solihull Council, aimed at promoting both biodiversity and natural grassland across the borough.

Since the 1930’s the UK has lost 97% of its wildflower meadows drastically impacting on populations of butterflies, birds, bees and other pollinating insects. This project looks to nurture their return to Solihull and also highlight the beauty of the natural environment.

Over the last couple of years pure wildflower areas have been sown in locations across the borough and have always been gladly welcomed for both their beauty and their ability to support pollinators.

The Love Solihull team have received lots of extremely positive feedback from all generations that has led to many requests from residents asking for them to be introduced into their neighbourhoods.

This year some of the sites have been sown with a heavy poppy mix in commemoration of a hundred years since the end of World War One.

A spokesperson for Love Solihull said: “This campaign aims to put the ‘Rure’ back into the ‘Urbs’ of Solihull and increase bio-diversity whilst encouraging communities to embrace nature.

“We want to turn currently void spaces into beautiful and inspiring wildlife havens for everyone to enjoy.”