Did you know that bees help to feed us? Over 30% of worldwide crops require cross pollination, which is done by our buzzing friends, without them we wouldn’t have tomatoes, blueberries, apples, olives, carrots, the list is endless. Scientists and ecologists around the world are encouraging everyone to use our outside space, be it a window box or 1 acre garden to benefit our bees. Planting flowers, herbs or trees that bees love is the way to go.
I have decided to do my bit for the bees by sacrificing our front lawn. The lawn has never been a thing of beauty or envy, rather a mix of grass, moss, mushrooms, daisies and dandielions. It was a battle we were never going to win, or really wanted to either.
This morning I planted some seeds into the front lawn. Lotus corniculatus (Bird’s foot trefoil), Lychnis flos-cuculi (Ragged Robin), Zaluzianskya capensis (Night scented phlox), Trifloium pratense (Red clover)
All good for bees and colour. I’m really looking forward to watching our lawn turn from green to a mix of colours this summer. Why not try it yourselves and see what happens.