June blooms as roadside verges light up with colourful wildflowers

Wildflowers have started to bloom throughout Exeter with colourful displays breaking out on roadside verges, roundabouts & patches of land across the city. The wildflower displays have proved popular with residents and visitors over the past few years.

Wildflowers have started to bloom throughout Exeter with colourful displays breaking out on roadside verges, roundabouts and various patches of land across the city.

The wildflower displays have proved popular with residents and visitors alike over the past few years.

As well as being impressive to look at, the June blooms also attract a wide variety of insects and pollinators. These colourful displays were captured in Prince Charles Road.

At the end of each year, the wildflower beds are left to naturally form seed to fall onto the land and create a wildflower seed bank to start the process again the following year.

Often this takes time to become self-generating and most years extra seeds have to be added to keep it thriving. A mixture of annuals, perennials and native species of seed are used.

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