Worcestershire, UK (PRWEB UK) 10 November 2012
Worcestershire based supplier of landscaping products, Phoenix Amenity Supplies, has seen an increase in sales of their wildflower seeds. Sales have increased despite the prolonged wet summer.
2012 will be remembered for many things, but for gardeners and landscapers alike, it will be remembered as the wettest summer in a hundred years. Worcestershire based independent supplier of grass and wildflower seeds, Phoenix Amenity Supplies Ltd, has yielded bumper sales for their wildflower seed mixes as the trend for planting these environmentally friendly flowers continues to increase year on year.
For thousands of years wildflowers native to the UK have dominated the landscape of fields, hedgerows and verges providing habitats and food sources for much of the UK’s wildlife. The gradual decline in wildflowers has, until recently, had a severe impact on these habitats.
Phoenix Managing Director, Chris Baker explains: “The trend of re-introducing wildflowers has become increasingly popular. We provide wildflower turf and wildflower seed mixes to many local authorities and major landscape contractors who are choosing this as a more environmentally friendly option for grass verges and open spaces.
“The flowers provide an abundance of colour, food sources for endangered insects such as bees, butterflies and moths and the grass doesn’t need to be mown until the flowers have stopped flowering, making it a more cost effective option for local authorities.”
The use of wildflowers at key locations such as the Olympic Park this summer has further enhanced their public profile. As well as this Phoenix recently supplied wildflower seed mixes to long-term Midlands based landscaping contractor, Jack Moody, who planted them at the prestigious 330 acre site FA Football Centre of Excellence, St George’s Park, which was recently opened by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Phoenix Amenity Supplies was established in 2004 as an independent supplier of grass seeds, fertiliser, planting products, wildflower seeds to name but a few. They work with local authorities, landscape architects, contractors, sports grounds, grounds maintenance and the building industry.
With over 20 years in the industry Chris Baker’s knowledge on horticulture and grass is unsurpassed. His son, Nick has joined the business and is responsible for moving the company forward with the recent addition of social media.
“Being an active member of BALI and an approved supplier through the voluntary organisation - FloraLocale, we support local conservation groups such as the Worcestershire Wildlife Trust, “ my work with wildflower seeds has enabled me to combine something I’m passionate about with my work, providing a sustainable environment for many generations to come.” Concludes Chris.