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 birdbath or sunken bin lid are ideal watering holes for parched bees and bugs
For the full plan see the link below: