Helen Yemm: how to make ‘scruffy’ grass more bee-friendly

Bee-friendly grass 

An email from Victoria Symon describes a familiar scenario: a long, wide strip of grass (in this case 72ft x 10ft/22m x 3m) in which there are a few fruit trees, the whole area being backed by a hedge. In spring the sward is littered with a pretty succession of spring bulbs but in summer it is scruffy and featureless (apart from some stray foxgloves growing out of the hedge).  Victoria’s ambition this year is to jolly-up the area in summer, particularly for bees, …

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