Gardening week marks launch

MORE than 900 square metres of wildflower meadow were sown in Scotland last weekend to mark the launch of the UK’s biggest environmental campaign, RHS Britain in Bloom 2012.

It was a fitting start to the first National Gardening Week this week in an initiative that will help replenish some of the 97 per cent of wildflower meadows lost since 1930.

A total 90 groups and schools in Scotland sowed some of the millions of wildflower seeds provided by the RHS, over a 48 hour period.