Bossard House outside Citizone

This site is outside Citizone in Bossard House, next to the British Legion. It had some alkanet that flowered every spring, but that was just treated with weedkiller and the area was as bare mud.

At the suggestion of one of the staff from the Jobcentre/ Citizone offices and with the permission of Central Bedfordshire Council, we created a bee-friendly wildlfower garden to replace the mud patch. We were sponsored by Selections pet shop in the town centre. In addition to the alkanet that regrew there [did it?] we planted comfrey, wild geraniums, hedge woundwort, red campion, alliums, and a mixture of other bee friendly garden flowers that were donated, and some plants from our other bee-friendly sites around the town.

This site is the bed in deep shade to the left of the doorway – not the easiest of sites, but all the plants are beginning to establish well and provide nectar and pollen for bees, as well as transforming what was a piece of weed-covered waste ground into an attractive flower bed.