Friends Of The Field Guide
Look out for a Field Guide with your product. A wee guide to our fav weeds and wildflowers and ideas for encouraging wildlife. Top 5 tips below...
1. Don’t kill or be scared of insects and bees
They may be attracted by your nice shampoo or bright t-shirt, but will fly off as soon as they realise you are not a flower. Sadly, our bees are dying out, with many of our farmers buying bees to keep their plants going.
2. Don’t mow – Let it grow!
Give your lawnmower a little holiday. Allow strips of your garden to grow wild or let the whole lot go. See what comes up. Your neighbours might complain but the bees won’t.
3. Plant native seeds
Native seeds are best as our insects and bees have co-evolved with native flowering plants. They love their colour, smell and size and thrive on their native nutrients. Try our FieldDay native ‘Seeds of Change’.
4. Do a litter pick
All you need are a few old bags, gloves, litter pick (if you have one!) Invite a few friends to help out, the more the merrier.
5. Have a wildlife corner
Let the dandelions, buttercups and nettles go wild. They provide precious pollen for our bees, butterflies and insects. They might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but when it comes to weeds, we’re with L.F Young when he said ‘When life is not coming up roses look to the weeds and find beauty hidden within them’.