Are allotments really bee-friendly?
Posted: May 17 2016
The clover (red white crimson) and phacelia seeds are all shooting up and growing oh so well in urban garden
Super easy to grow from seed
and wondrous bee food
"Please plant clover. Phacelia. Plant the sedums you thought were frilly extras. Leave a patch for dead nettle. Have a swathe of snowdrops and glorious gluts of crocus. Use green manures to feed your soil when it's flagging. Recreate Olde England (this green, but also colourful, and buzzing land) on your plot. And then, no matter how cold a winter and reluctant the hive, the unsung pollinators will come through for you"