Why Grow Native?|
on this page: Give sanctuary to another generation of native
In Ireland we have only 1200 wild
and naturalised plants of which >300 are endangered with extinction, indeed some have gone
extinct (mainly cornfield annuals).
Wildflowers grow and complete there life cycle in accordance to local
conditions and soil / light conditions, therefore Fauna and other flora
will symbiotically time there own growing and life cycles to the plant
short: Species like butterflies that depend on flowers will
live out it's life cycle in accordance to the time of growth and
flowering. Non native plants even of the same species often flower at
different times to the local native species, even two weeks out can make
the difference between life and death.
Fractal genetic information: Basic
biology teaches us that plants form the primary building blocks for all
life. Plants also provide the materials for many other important
But native species are most important because they contain specific local
genotype information suited to the specific environment in which they occur,
so that they can survive in that local specific environment.
As our understanding of genetics increases, we are
learning that the patterns of nature as described as 'fractal information'
that repeat themselves time and time again, in such a way, that the genes
of native plant species are the only truly naturally evolving species
encoded with a wide enough genetic make up, as too allow them to change as
the climate and environment changes.
So why do they go extinct ? Because today, we can change there
environment in a day, with a chemical spray, a machine, a sudden and non
sustainable economic derived change of farming practice. Wildflower need
When you grow Irish seed you give sanctuary to another generation of native
plants. Why? because every year
when you grow a true native species, it is another year for that species
to be conserved in your area, and that goes for the specific Fauna that
depends on it.
Your efforts will directly contribute to the benefit of nature and Biodiversity in
Your purchase will also assist DBN (Ire) in helping to protect native flora
through our work, such as this extensive web site, EduCat and our outreach
to County Councils, roadside planners and the landscape design Sector. Many of our long term customers support us because they trust us to do the job. i.e. save wildflowers from extinction. And we are doing our best.
That is why this site is so comprehensive and caters for everybody.
Wildflower growing is
relatively new to Ireland and well
worthwhile as it protects Biodiversity, nature and our environment (the place
in which we live).
The general Irish horticultural public and many in the Industry are not
aware why native species are vital for nature conservation, please save
this site to your favourites list and send the link to your friends and
See also Seed Growers Pledge Plant highest quality seed available of the variety from a reliable source
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Design By Nature Environmental Statement
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