Why use organic compost?

Many commercially grown plants are grown in composts containing chemicals and regularly sprayed with harmful chemicals.

 

Unfortunately you may, in good faith, buy a plant from the garden centre with a ‘pollinator friendly label’ . Most of these will contain systemic pesticides which are harmful to bees and other pollinators.

Chemicals with the active neonicotinoid ingredients clothianidin, thiamethoxam and imidacloprid  are harmful to bees.

 

Try to buy organic composts or make your own.

Buy plants from nurseries who grow their own plants and can tell you what is in the compost and what pesticides they use.

ASK QUESTIONS – this may bring about changes that will help the future of our wildlife.

Award winning bumble bee and solitary bee observation nest boxes-see link below.

Where can I buy neonicotinoid free and Organic flowers for my bees?

Spring is Here Again!

scilla siberica
Scilla siberica

Today the sun had some warmth and the birds were singing loudly. Our Silver birch is in full leaf and the winter flowering cherry is buzzing with Bees.

Aconites, Daffodils, Scilla, Crocus are all in flower and there are Fritillaries and Tulips ready to burst open with a few days of sunshine on them.

In the greenhouse the tomatoes and other veg have all germinated along with annuals such as Cornflowers and Cosmos.

Enjoy the sunshine!

 

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