Crocus a £1.00 wildlife gem

Another short post on how to help wildlife cheaply ,quickly and easily.

The most underrated plant for wildlife is probably the crocus ,It can be bought as bulbs or as plants and is seen for sale everywhere ,supermarkets, bargin stores,pound stores ,markets ,garden centres and online.Most plants  or bags of bulbs cost around £1.00.They come in a variety of colours so theres is usualy something that will go with your planting scheme.

crocuses-2x

 

https://www.growveg.com/guides/four-fantastic-early-blooming-bulbs-for-permaculture-gardens/ photo credit

They can be planted in lawns and die away long before your going to be using the lawn regularly and spread quickly while not becoming a problem.

The first emerging butterflies and bees will find a pathc of crocus literarly  a lifesaver ,providing easy access food when there are very few other flowers open.

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About hathawaysofhaworth

I am a Historian and author living in the north
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