Bees will be buzzing about new blooms

A meadow full of bee-friendly flowers.
A meadow full of bee-friendly flowers.

A ‘bee-friendly’ meadow will be created on a Lancaster roundabout.

Volunteers from Incredible Edible Lancaster have stripped the turf on the Pointer Roundabout to prepare for seeding in early April.

The work is being done by Incredible Edible Lancaster to create a pollinator-friendly annual ‘pictorial meadow’, replacing the more traditional bedding plant display.

They’re working with Lancaster City Council and Lancashire County Council on the project.

The roundabout on the A6, near the Royal Lancaster Infirmary, will be in full bloom by late June/early July.

Working with the Friends of Greaves Park, volunteers will also create a ‘mini meadow’ to enhance the park for wildlife with pollinator-friendly meadows. Viv White from Incredible Edible Lancaster said: “We’re really pleased to be working with our local councils to enhance the environment for people and wildlife - pollinators are essential for food production and we are very happy to be doing our bit to improve local food security.

“Estimates suggest that about a third of our food only grows because bees pollinate those crop plants, so it’s important that we do all that we can to help bees and other pollinators.”