Row erupts over #NoMowMay: Britons are accused of eco-shaming their neighbours by leaving lawnmowers in sheds and letting their grass develop wild this month

  • Some individuals now seem like utilizing the marketing campaign to ‘annoy’ neighbours 
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A row has broke out at the beginning of #NoMowMay as eco-warriors are being accused of attempting to disgrace their neighbours by leaving their lawnmowers in sheds and letting grass develop wild. 

As a part of the marketing campaign, Britain is being urged to let their lawns develop wild this month by nature conservation charity Plantlife in a bid to advertise wildlife.

However some are as an alternative utilizing the marketing campaign to ‘annoy’ and disgrace their house-proud neighbours – whereas others seem to have been caught slicing their lawns the day earlier than #NoMowMay started.

One individual tweeted: ‘Yearly I’ve to argue with my neighbour about our entrance garden. This yr, I’ve invested in a @nature_scot @ScotPollinators signal. Let’s examine if this helps!’ 

People have taken to social media to vent about #NoMowMay, which has triggered a row between neighbours

Individuals have taken to social media to vent about #NoMowMay, which has triggered a row between neighbours 

Lesley Parr wrote on Twitter: ‘It is ‘No Mow Might’ from tomorrow and I actually need to do it simply to bother my suburban, Tory neighbours. We stay in that Monkees’ music, Nice Valley Sunday. ‘right here in standing image land’.’

Vanessa Moore clashed along with her neighbours, who like to chop their grass whereas she lets her entrance backyard develop wild.

‘I actually miss our outdated neighbours who used to embrace the wilderness with us on our adjoining patches of entrance backyard. Is there such a factor as mower trespassing? I imply, the very least they might do is mow in a straight line on the boundary,’ she tweeted.  

One other individual tweeted: ‘The neighbours is probably not overly impressed by a backyard filled with dandelions going to seed, however the 4 little goldfinches visiting right this moment appear to understand them.’ 

In a survey, Plantlife claimed that Brits had shifted in direction of much less mowing and extra wilder gardens lately. 

The charity mentioned that in 2021, 78.8 per cent of the two,157 contributors opted to let their lawns bloom for a month, in comparison with in comparison with 33.6 per cent of those that took half in 2019. 

The survey allows people to see the difference they are making for nature through mowing less and encouraging pollen and nectar-rich wildflowers in their lawn

The survey permits individuals to see the distinction they’re making for nature via mowing much less and inspiring pollen and nectar-rich wildflowers of their garden

In 2021, those that didn’t mow their garden in Might reported greater than 250 completely different vegetation among the many grass, together with wild strawberry, wild garlic, and uncommon species akin to adder’s-tongue fern, meadow saxifrage, snake’s-head fritillary and eyebright.

There have been even wild orchids, together with species which have suffered important decline akin to man and green-winged orchids, in addition to southern and northern marsh orchids and bee orchids in lawns which had been left alone.

Individuals participating within the survey recorded nearly 100 species of pollinators of their lawns in 2021, together with 25 kinds of moths and butterflies, and 24 completely different bees together with the scarce moss carder bee.

A typical garden within the survey had 17 daisies on a one metre sq. patch, and a smattering of buttercups and dandelions, with germander speedwell and area forget-me-nots the subsequent almost definitely vegetation to be seen.

The flowers produce nectar and pollen for bugs, with dandelion-rich lawns significantly wildlife-friendly, Plantlife mentioned.

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