|Letting the flowers bloom on your lawn, on the side of the road and elsewhere helps to provide a vital source of nectar for bees and other insects. This is why the public are being asked to take on a special challenge to support Plantlife’s ‘No Mow May’ project.|
|Changing your mowing routine and allowing plants to flower can create enough nectar for ten times more bees and other pollinators. You’re also more likely to spot a greater variety of flowers popping up in your garden.|
All you have to do is put your mower away for the month of May and wait to see how many bees, butterflies and other insects come to your garden. What flowers do they like the most?
At the end of the month, you can count the flowers on your lawn to take part in the conservation charity Plantlife’s Every Flower Counts survey. You’ll then get your own Personal Nectar Score, which tells you how many bees your garden is helping to support.
Share your ‘No Mow May’ photos and the wildlife you attract on our Twitter account @Fairfield_Info