Stratford on Slaney is Buzzing with Bees!

The participants of my Baltinglass ‘Gardening for Biodiversity’ classes decided to join forces on Earth Day, April 22nd and plant for the local bees and butterflies. All around the country positive action of pollinators are happening and this one will add to the network.

A choice of perennial herbaceous plants, herbs and a few ground cover shrubs were chosen based on the flowering season, and colours bees and butterflies like. Lavender, sedum, aubrietia, ceanothus, salvia to name a few. Blues, whites, yellows and mauve pinks won the day! prep planting 4

What was particularly nice about this end result was it wasn’t just members of the Stratford community. Joining us on the day were a couple from nearby Donard, a lady from Baltinglass and some kids. And the few plants that were surplus went to Donard to help the pollinators in that area. Communities doing their bit for pollinators and biodiversity!