As a ‘Bee Friendly Practice’, this Saturday afternoon (29th April) the 387 team will be showing their support for bees by swapping scrubs for gardening gear – we’ll be planting over 100 lavender plants around the perimeter of the car park to help feed the bees this summer.
As well as disease and use of pesticides, another main threat to bee survival is lack of a sustained food source throughout the year.
In addition to lavender we’ll be planting marigolds and a few herbs in the practice garden on Saturday to add to our current bee-friendly summer plant portfolio. We’ll be reviewing our planting as the seasons change.
If you fancy coming down and getting your hands dirty we’d love you to join us. We’ll be meeting at the practice reception at 2.30pm. Please bring a trowel and gardening gloves and wear appropriate clothing.
We’ll also be litter picking in the local area to help protect pets’ paws for April’s National Pet Month.
For all volunteers, there will be homemade afternoon tea at the end of the session at 4.30pm!
To find out more about bee-friendly plants for your own garden, click here for access to the Royal Horticultural Society’s Perfect for Pollinators plant list.