By Annabel Wyatt.
This time of year I like to take in all that Spring time has to offer, the lighter nights, milder weather (ehum!) and seeing all the blossom coming out on trees and new flowers starting to shoot.
With all of this new life seeming to happen, yes, Even around East London! I try to encourage my son to do his bit to help the wildlife and environment as much as he can (plus he loves to get a bit muddy, any excuse with little boys right?)
So, this year me and the little man have been planting little mini gardens using bee friendly flower seeds. We get ours from the LBKA or The London Bee Keeper’s Association website for about £3.50 and for every 5kg bag of seeds bought, a £1 goes to the LBKA from their suppliers! They help Central London bees thrive and generate lots of honey for us Londoners. The LBKA is run by volunteers who help sustain the amount of flowers and other plants there are in London so bees everywhere can eat, grow and produce honey.
You get so much from a 5kg bag, it’s enough for a square meter so that’s plenty for our window boxes, hanging baskets and mini gardens at home! We will keep you updated with the growth of our mini gardens, I can’t wait to see how they grow and I’m sure the little man can’t either! He keeps checking up on them to see where the flowers are! Bless him!
Until we get our hands on some proper London honey, we’ll be settling for this scrummy Somerset honey given to us by a lovely friend of mine… how long till we’ve eaten the whole jar? Oh, 5 minutes?