In response to alarming losses in insect numbers, Cornwall Council launched its Pollinator Action Plan in May 2019. Please HELP to make Cornwall a better place for pollinators – here’s some suggestions:
– Avoid garden pesticides (AKA Round-up) including aphid spray, slug pellets and weedkillers; and buy organic fruit and veg
– Let native plants thrive in your garden – flowering ‘weeds’ are nature’s own supply of colour, refuge and food.
– Plant pollinator friendly plants to boost food
– Leave areas of your garden undisturbed and naturally messy: make space for log piles, compost heaps and rough, grassy areas.
– Reduce the frequency of lawn mowing – let daisies, buttercups and clover come through and flower especially in early spring
– Help thirsty pollinators – A bird bath or sunken bin lid are ideal watering holes for parched bees and bugs
For the full plan see the link below: