Sharing a bee friendly spot

We we’re lucky to be donated 500 seed balls, via their charitable donation scheme. There were far too many for our pre school allotment, so we decided to have a bring along and swap morning on our allotment. Our lovely parents were asked to bring along a flower that attracted bees, or a strawberry plant to replace our soft fruit plot.

Luckily, even our smallest children are keen gardeners, spending time each day in our allotment. This enthusiasm passes onto our parents, who are amazed at how their children know so much about the importance of wild flowers! They even recognise flowers such as cow parsley and campion, growing nearby.

In return for the donations, the children sowed some seedballs into a bio degrable pot, with peat free compost. Luckily, the wild flower expert Gill Hickman was also on hand, running a make your own seed balls workshop!

We planted our dahlia seeds, to support the dahlia trial, to see which colour dahlia the bees prefer, the children have already decided on purple!IMG_4887 IMG_4889 IMG_4888

We also filled two raised beds with our also donated grow wild seeds. The children and their parents planted the strawberry plants, as well as refilling our recycled milk containers with bee friendly plants.

We are already starting to see the shoots coming up and the strawberry flowers. One thing all our plants are sure of is a good watering!! We look forward to welcoming some bees pretty soon.

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