Planting for pollinators

Last month I heard Dave Goulson’s fascinating ¬†talk about bumble bees at the London Honey Show. Since then I’ve read his book A Sting in the Taleand now I’m enjoying A Buzz in the Meadow. I’ve found both really inspiring and as a result have been thinking about how we can encourage more mini beasts into our neighbourhood.

At the National Honey show last weekend there was a stall by the company Meadow in my Garden.¬† They specialise in creating different seed mixes for various situations. I’ve decided to try out their shady mix for an empty patch in our north facing front garden. I’ve just sowed it, so with luck next spring and summer we should have some flowers. If it goes really well perhaps I’ll consider digging up some of the lawn!

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