Movement for Liveable London Street Talks - Sue Phillips 6th December 2011

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December 2011 Street Talks - The word from the street.
Sue Phillips, Friends of Homerton Station.
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Movement for Liveable London Street Talks - Sue Phillips 6th December 2011

  1. 1. Sue PhilipsHomerton Station wildlife meadows
  2. 2. Friends of Homerton Station Wildflower Meadows From this . . . to this . . . .My name is Sue, and I helped to establish wildflower meadows at Homerton Station.I’d like to see wildflowers in more London railway stations.
  3. 3. Friends of Homerton Station Why plant wildflowers?Well, railway embankments are never going tobe used for growing vegetables, or buildinghouses, or suchlike. So they’re an ideal placeto introduce more biodiversity into inner cities.
  4. 4. Friends of Homerton StationRailways lines as green corridorsRailway lines have historically been greencorridors. Using the embankments to conservenative UK wildflowers makes sense.
  5. 5. Friends of Homerton Station An urban wildlife habitat Planting native UK wildflowers on railway embankments also helps provide an improved habitat for wildlife in inner city areas where space is at a premium.
  6. 6. Friends of Homerton Station Community involvementCreating and maintaining wildflower meadows alsogives local people a chance to actively take part inimproving their immediate environment.
  7. 7. Friends of Homerton Station Passengers and wildflowersWildflower meadows make stations more attractive,encouraging people to use public transport.
  8. 8. Friends of Homerton Station Promoting biodiversityPlanting wildflowers in such a public space provides an opportunity forpassengers to learn about wildflower conservation. At HomertonStation we’ve encouraged this by commissioning Hackney artists todesign original artwork posters for display inside the station.
  9. 9. Friends of Homerton Station What did we plant?Snowdrops . . . bluebells . . . wild daffodils . . . ransoms . . .primroses . . . red campion . . . cowslips . . . cow parsley . . .greater stitchwort . . . salsify . . . meadow cranesbill . . . hedgebedstraw . . . ox-eye daisy . . . meadow buttercup . . . cornflower . .. foxglove . . . purple loosestrife . . . wild carrot . . . birds foot trefoil .. . lesser knapweed . . . meadowsweet . . . St Johns wort . . . cornmarigold . . . corn poppy . . . fennel . . . selfheal . . . teasels . . . fieldscabious . . . nettle leaved bellflower . . . corn chamomile . . .corncockle . . . selfheal . . . meadow vetchling . . . reflex stonecrop .. . yellow toadflax . . . yarrow . . . rock rose . . . hedge garlic . . . foxand cubs . . . dark mullein . . . ladys bedstraw . . . betony . . . redvalerian . . . marjoram . . . germander speedwell . . . small scabious. . . evening primrose . . . rosebay willowherb . . . coltsfoot . . . muskmallow . . . tufted vetch . . . woad . . . white campion . . chicory . .vipers bugloss . . . ribwort plantain . . yellow rattle . . mignonette . .
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