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September 20, 2019

It’s September (yes, nearly October) and we’ve spent a little more time planning our Green Pledge for this month. We had another great brain storm session and there were loads of ideas to investigate. But we’ve settled on an outdoors project. Something for the whole team to get involved with and enjoy the last days of sunshine.

Did you know that 97% of native British Wildflower habitat has been lost since World War 2?

Wildflower habitats are where bees and butterflies make their lives. This is serious for Britain. Serious for you and serious for your children. Biodiversity is crucial for many reasons and wildflowers are crucial to biodiversity.

At CW, we’re lucky enough to work in a countryside environment surrounded by nature. We also have a herb garden. Except it’s more of a ‘weed and nettles’ garden at the moment.

So our pledge for September is to bring it back to life for the bees. Over the next few weeks, we’re going to clear the area and then plant some Bee Bombs! It will be a team effort and so whenever anyone has a spare 20 minutes, we’ll be doing a bit of gardening. Hopefully it will help force those of us who work through lunch, to get up and get some fresh air!

What are Bee Bombs?

We are getting our bee bombs from here – https://www.beebombs.com/.

Each pack of Beebombs contains hundreds of seeds and 18 species of wildflowers. The seeds are mixed with clay powder and locally sourced, unfortified soil. The clay supports and protects the seeds whilst they germinate and spreads them as it breaks down under watering. You can plant them at any time of the year. So we’ll keep you posted as our project progresses!

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