The Davius Nursery has a simple plant: 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 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.
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.
- Cowslip ( Primula veris) an understated wildflower – very popular with bees.
- Devil’s Bit Scabious (Succisa pratensis) this incredible plant with its rich colours – very popular with beneficial insect species.
- Geranium ( Geranium dissectum ) popular with the bees.
- Lesser Knapweed ( Centaurea nigra ) an excellent food source for butterflies.
- Field Scabious ( Knautia arvensis ) another butterfly friendly plant.
- Foxglove ( Digitalis purpurea ) one of Davius most favourite wildflower species and a big hit with bee populations.
- 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.
- 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.
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 regenration 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.