Not only did this nature note appear in The Times last week, it was also read out on the Today programme on Radio 4. Fame for nature in the area of Bloomsbury’s garden squares! Marchmont Community Garden, a tiny green space among buildings, has some of the yummy-for-bees plants mentioned.
The garden Friends groups in the area are starting to take part in the BugLife B-line campaign, logging the wilder and biodiverse areas of their gardens on a map to see the spread across the area.
“The B-Lines are a series of ‘insect pathways’ running through our countryside and towns. They link existing wildlife areas together, creating a network that will weave across the British landscape. This will provide large areas of brand new habitat benefiting bees and butterflies– but also a host of other wildlife.”
The more green pathways we can create between actual gardens, the better.