This month we have the most amazing platform, we are so excited to exhibit at the world’s number one horticultural show, RHS Chelsea Flower Show. We have the opportunity to showcase not only our well known outstanding products but to launch a campaign that is very close to our hearts – Save the Bees.
Bees are now in serious decline in many parts of the world. Some countries have seen bee colonies decline by as much as 50% in recent years. Since 2010 the loss of the commercial honeybee in the UK has dropped by 45%.
The news isn’t all bad as there are numerous ways to help save our bees and we can help you do it! Creating products to encourage and house pollinators is something we have strived to do over the years and we are in a great position to be able to offer 2 key products to the industry that will do just that!
You can enhance habitats with Lindum Wildflower turf. Using Lindum Wildflower turf is not only helping the bees, it will help with the decline of wildflower areas across the UK. 97% of natural wildflower areas have been lost over recent years due to new housing development and pesticides that are used in agriculture.
Wildflowers are notoriously difficult to establish when grown from seed, or even as small plug plants, in an existing lawn or meadow, because they are often out-competed by aggressive grasses. Lindum Wildflower turf provides the instant solution.
With a mixture of wildflowers and flowering perennials growing in a strong moisture retentive coir mat which is 100% biodegradable and plastic free. It is supplied ready to roll out. The strong, pre-grown wildflower turf will rapidly establish and it is easy to lay. It can be rolled out on flat surfaces, pegged into steep slopes for bank stabilisation or be the finishing touch to a green roof.
Not only can wildflower meadows be used in gardens as a low maintenance alternative, they can be installed onto green roofs like our alternative vegetation mat, Lindum Sedum Mat.
Having a green roof is a great way to introduce biodiversity to areas which don’t have a large garden. Bike or garden sheds are great as well as bin stores for installing a green roof system. In areas where gardens are far and few between, this is an ideal way to introduce not only some colour into an area but attract bees and other insects with tasty pollinating plants.
Lindum Sedum Mat is a vegetation mat containing a number of bee loving sedum species to brighten up a space and give those all-important pollinators a natural habitat to feed on.
Bees are amongst the most important creatures to humans. These amazing insects pollinate over 80% of all flowering plants including 70 of the top 100 food crops. One in three bites of food that we eat is derived from plants pollinated by bees. Without natural habits we are in great danger of losing a greater percentage of the bees already reducing population.
May is here and our products are show ready! Come along and see us on PW602 from Tuesday 21st – Saturday 25th May to learn more about how you can help the environment and those pretty little bees we all know and love.