The authority advises other councils on what and how to plant the flowers
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Wildflower displays in Telford 'cut costs'

Telford and Wrekin Council says it has dramatically reduced the amount it spends on floral displays at the side of roads and in parks by planting wildflowers.

The flowers are easier to maintain compared to traditional beds which need constant attention.

Chris Jones, from the council, said about 14,000 sq m (150,000 sq ft) had been used throughout Telford and cost a lot less than in previous years.

Ten roundabouts have been seeded, as well as village gateways and open spaces.

  • 27 Aug 2014