Another wire to trip us up!

I’ve just read a blogpost about how even plants sold with a ‘Good for Pollinators’ label could still be harmful. This is because they may have been grown with insecticides which kill the pollinators they have attracted. In other words, ‘Good for luring pollinators to their deaths’ might be a more appropriate label in some cases.

Fortunately, all the flowers currently in my garden are either from organic seed or cuttings from friends and family who won’t be using chemicals. So, I can admire this year’s show of soapwort without worry.

Not seen any pollinators on here but I’ve enjoyed looking at the flowers whenever I’m doing the washing up!

If you are interested in knowing more, I gained the inspiration for this post from: 30 Days of Wild Parenting.

About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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10 Responses to Another wire to trip us up!

  1. Going Batty in Wales says:

    You have reminded me that there used to be a clump of soapwort in my garden – I wonder where it went?

  2. clarejk2014 says:

    I never thought about that. My own garden is free of chemicals but I’ve been buying plants thinking the bees etc will like them and never thinking the plants might have been grown using insecticides, which could kill the insects. Maybe growing more by seed is the answer.

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