Improving our immediate locale on a biodiversity level should be a priority wherever you live. We have taken too much for granted and with a real threat of Global Warming effecting EVERY biological system – it is well overdue that 7 Billion people put something back into harmonising the world itself. You may be overwhelmed with the negative news stories; yet there is a great deal each of you can do as an individual to make your immediate natural environment better.
The Red Squirrel numbers in decline, the threat of Bee species numbers in decline, Fish numbers in decline, Frog numbers in decline, Butterflies number in decline, Otter numbers in decline, – all these Important insects, birds, mammals, reptiles etc. are at threat of extinction – YET there is a great deal you can achieve to reverse this terrible situation!
The Davius Nursery undertakes many micro projects driven holitically from a community basis (and mostly low income/limited resources too) where real tangible and beneficial results have been achieved!
The online eBay shop page has been created for the wildflowers that the Davius ‘Nursery’ produces – please note this is pick-up only (delivery of wildflowers is not recommended given their fragility once matured 1-2 years!) and our regular pick ups normally happen on Saturday’s at a time which is convenient for you.
The Davius Nursery has a simple focus: support and expand biodiversity in Urban and Rural settings. Given the majority of populations now live in Urban environments it is vital to create a balance of human settlements and the natural environment they are built upon.
The health problems, respiratory issues, some poor planning decisions, the drought and flooding problems etc. that are all an increasing problem over the last 30 to 40 years can be countered with a good balance of nature being integrated into our daily lives, our homes, our gardens and our streets!
By making our green spaces in Urban areas more biodiversity dense it will:
- Give nature the appropriate resources.
- Support declining species of important wildlife i.e. Bees
- Give local community green spaces for them to enjoy and learn from.
- Counter the pollution problems we have particularly in built up areas.
The Davius Nursery aims to grow and distribute the following wildflower species to the locale and networks that we function amongst to support greater biodiversity.
List all wildflowers being regularly grown;
- Betony (Stachys officinalis) This beautiful wildflower supports many beneficial insect species. [ Betony Seedling / Betony Matured ]
- Cowslip ( Primula veris) an understated wildflower – very popular with bees. [ Cowslip Seedling / Cowslip Matured ]
- Devil’s Bit Scabious (Succisa pratensis) this incredible plant with its rich colours – very popular with beneficial insect species. [ Scabious Seedling / Scabious Matured ]
- Geranium ( Geranium dissectum ) popular with the bees. [ Geranium Seedling / Geranium Matured ]
- Lesser Knapweed ( Centaurea nigra ) an excellent food source for butterflies. [ Lesser Knapweed Seedling / Lesser Knapweed Matured ]
- Field Scabious ( Knautia arvensis ) another butterfly friendly plant. [ Scabious Seedling / Scabious Matured ]
- Foxglove ( Digitalis purpurea ) one of Davius most favourite wildflower species and a big hit with bee populations. [ Foxglove Seedling / Foxglove Matured ]
- Lavender Bush ( Lavandula ) This is a strong attractor of butterflies to support this important insect species.
- Greater Knapweed (Centaurea scabiosa ) popular with caterpillars and moths. [ Knapweed Seedling / Knapweed Matured ]
- Purple Loosestrife ( Lythrum salicaria ) popular with bees and butterflies amongst other insect species.
- Ragged Robin ( Lychnis flos-cuculi ) popular with bees and other beneficial insects. [ Ragged Robin Seedling / Ragged Robin Matured ]
- Teasel (Dipsacus) Very popular with birds and you can produce bird seeds from this hardy plant! [ Teasel Seedling / Teasel Matured ]
- Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) Beautiful green lush fern with flowering heads. [Yarrow Seedling / Yarrow Matured ]
Supporting beneficial (and sadly threatened) species such as Bees, ladybirds, dragonfly, butterflies and many other species is a responsibility we have all inherited from previous generations of unknowingly damaging these insect and plant populations. Through good planning and design we can support all these wildlife species coming back to optimal levels as we restore our planet to a fertile sustainable world.
List of present trees Davius Nursery grows:
- Oaks ( Quercus robur ) A popular tree with the Woodland Trust. Davius Nursery aims to grow fifty new oaks each year from local acorns. These incredible beings are a wildlife hubs for many tens of many birds, insects and mammals species.
Davius Nursery is expanding its tree sapling range.
Recipients of Davius Nursery contributions:
Upon being matured – the wildflowers and trees are distributed to many different local (ecologically orientated) projects including:
- Community Gardens
- Eco-Schools ( Keep Wales Tidy).
- Housing Associations / Private landlord garden regeneration projects.
- Student green groups
- Local Green spaces that are sparce and benefit from having 50 matured plants added to the area (which attracts humans to enjoy the green space too) to increase the biodiversity there.
- University campuses and college campuses
- Woodland and Wild space organisations planting new flowering meadows/woodland/protected areas.
Together we all can protect our precious eco-systems and humans are improving their social/environmental/economic performance to work with and enhance local biodiversity.
Please consider supporting our Biodiversity work via Paypal to email@example.com
We are constantly running out of resources even with great generosity of the local volunteer’s pockets, skills and resources – all donations (even just a few £’s) will help expand our work of wildflowers and trees to improve our local biodiversity.
All donations made to Davius are purely used for Biodiversity expansion projects in urban and rural settings.
Funds are not directed into Davius’ other operations.