Earlier this year we stripped off the turf from an area of grass below the banking of Comiston Road to create a new wildflower meadow with the specific aim of attracting bees. To further enhance this area we will be planting around 250 plants of nectar rich native flowers. These plants were  purchased from Edinburgh City Councils Biodiversity project with money donated by Waitrose.

This planting will take place on Monday 23rd July at 7.30 pm and we need many people as possible to join us to help with this work. Tools and gloves will be provided. Some plants will be put in the flat area of cleared ground and some in the banking behind where bee nest boxess were installed by the local scouts in May.

The species being planted are : Wild Thyme, Vipers Bugloss, Teasel, Melancholy Thistle, Kidney vetch, Greater Knapweed, Marjoram