Wanstead’s roadside Grow Zones have received their annual mow as part of a strategy to increase the number of flower species.
“Long grass habitats are fantastic for wildlife, supporting eight times more biodiversity than regularly mown areas. Grass cuttings from the verges were removed and composted rather than being left to rot down. This reduces the nutrients in the soil which helps wild flowers thrive. Some of the Grow Zones in park areas are managed in a similar way,” said a Wild Wanstead spokesperson.