A Surprise Wildflower Habitat 

I recently pulled into a laybye near home and realised I had chanced upon a rich oasis of wildflowers. 

The laybye has been used over recent years as a parking place, a store for road stone and access to a construction site. The heaps of unused road stone bulldozed into the verges has made the area perfect for a much wider variety of species than I would expect to see in such an area. 

Many wildflowers thrive in soil which is low in nutrients, which is why I think the stone chippings added to the verges have allowed these plants to thrive. 


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