Nature Overtakes On The Inside


This morning.

Outside Naas, county Kildare.

Eamonn writes:

From gardens to public spaces and roadside verges, Ireland is seeing a surge in the growth of wild flowers and fauna as city and county councils, home owners and farmers, cut back on the trimming of gardens, parks, roadside verges and fields. Suddenly across the country, wild flowers are popping up in a glorious splash of colour, reminding us of times gone by and that left to its own devices nature knows a thing or two about colour coordination.

Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews

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7 thoughts on “Nature Overtakes On The Inside

  1. D-troll

    ??? that photo is outside pipers hill in naas. that road verge was never cut anyway for as long as i can remember and always had those wild flowers.

  2. Fiona

    More councils are getting the message that we are in a biodiversity crisis and deliberately managing public spaces for pollinators – leaving verges unmown for longer periods to allow wildflower corridors for bees etc – not sure if that is the case here but I wish more authorities and public would cop on faster and let lawns and verges grow a bit more. Mowing grass to within an inch of its life as soon as it gets a bit long means native orchids and other good stuff can’t pop up to feed insects and look frickin gorgeous …

  3. Skeptik

    Erm, the councils are seeding verges with wildflowers, especially in Fingal. Looking this wild takes work!

  4. Redundant Proofreaders Society

    War Memorial Gardens at Islandbridge have a thriving sectioned-off wilding zone and it looks fantastic! Hay-fever-suffering companion had less good vibes.

    1. Spud

      The roundabout after the east link looks fab these days (beside dekes diner). Full of wildflowers.

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