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Large grant to increase variety of flowers at nature reserve

by webdev

September 29, 2010

SITA, a non-profit environmental group, has donated £59,531 to the Wildlife Trust, a nature reserve in the United Kingdom, to help the organization increase its variety of flowers, reports the BBC.

The amount, over $94,000, will be used to collect and sow the new seeds by hand. The initiative will introduce new flowers to Standen’s Pastures reserve in order to encourage wildlife growth and variety.

Among the new flowers added will be the marsh orchid, a tall purple colored flower native to Europe. The flower grows best in areas that consist of several plant communities.

Wansford Pasture, a neighboring nature reserve, will supply the wild-flower seeds. “We want Standen's Pasture to be as rich in wildlife as Wansford so that together they make a bigger and better nature reserve," Jane Pearman, the trust's manager, told the news source.

The orchid is one of the largest of flowering plants and can grow in nearly all habitats. If you have an orchid at home, recommends you water it every 1-2 weeks and feed it twice a month with an orchid fertilizer. 


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