With numbers of bees declining, creating a bee-friendly window box could be a great way to help out. It could also provide an attractive addition to your windowsill. To start from scratch, you could order a bee-friendly seed pack from a seed supplier – beefriendlyseeds is one option. If you’d prefer to see faster results, some local garden centers at nurseries are providing a delivery service at the moment, so you could buy your plants online – this is also a nice way to help out local businesses.
Should you decide to order plants then you’ll want to think about which combination works best for your windowsill. One option is a mix of herbal plants (lavender, thyme and rosemary for example), this works nicely both to help out the bees and create a lovely fragrant window box for you to enjoy too. For other options of bee-friendly plants see buzzaboutbees.
How can I help someone to do this?
You could help someone to plan their window box, and assist them with the online ordering process.