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Let bee-friendly bulbs transform your spring | Alys Fowler

30.09.2017
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Organic bulbs have been around for a while, but the choice was limited. The picture has just got a lot more colourfulIt's bulb-planting time. Fill every container, plant every spare inch of soil so that when spring comes everyone will be pleased (even the hard-hearted are softened by the sheer exuberance that bulbs bring on a grey day). And "everyone" includes bees and other pollinators who feast on bulbs. Or should do. Sadly, too many of our bulbs are a poisoned chalice for a hungry pollinator.The bulb industry is huge - great swaths of the Netherlands is under bulb production, and row after row is produced for both the cut-flower market and for bulbs to plant. The majority of these are grown with pesticides and fungicides so that we can all expect a perfect bloom. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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