Lavender Plants £2.99 @ Home Bargains  ... plant them for the bees
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Lavender Plants £2.99 @ Home Bargains ... plant them for the bees

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Found 23rd Mar 2013
This is a cheap deal for lavender, but as a 'soon to be' beekeeper, lavender is a great plant for the bees.

... and why do we need bees ... to help with pollination of most of our food crops.

... and for honey too

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Lavender and bees do go together well. It is a pity that
our Government are so much beholden to the Pesticide
Industry that plant sprays dangerous to bees are still
being used in the UK. There is a petition knocking about
online to get the dangerous chemicals banned.
No bees = No mankind.
Anyway, I digress. £2.99 is great for the lavender so
thanks for the post.

its £1.99 and u get these 3 for £5 in B&M.

my lavendar never survives for some reason

Original Poster

freccle

my lavendar never survives for some reason



I put in two a couple of years ago and are they are now big and bushy, and I am no gardener and I live on the north east coast, in Whitley Bay... but maybe it's pure luck they have done so well.

Maybe you have treated them too well, I think they thrive on poor soil, a bit like nasturstiums.

Edited by: "wbmkk" 23rd Mar 2013

gluke21

Lavender and bees do go together well. It is a pity thatour Government … Lavender and bees do go together well. It is a pity thatour Government are so much beholden to the PesticideIndustry that plant sprays dangerous to bees are stillbeing used in the UK. There is a petition knocking aboutonline to get the dangerous chemicals banned.No bees = No mankind.Anyway, I digress. £2.99 is great for the lavender sothanks for the post.



I don't know why they feel indebted to the pesticide industry, as it's going leave a hunger after the greed for money is gone. The hunger will be of course, the lack of food resources we will have and will inflate food prices to soaring levels which only the uber rich can afford. I'm going to buy a few and the bees will be more than welcome at my place ^_^.
Edited by: "Backriver000" 28th Mar 2013

avaaz.org/en/…?fp

Please sign this petition to help save the honey bee and keep food prices at reasonable levels. Food prices have recently soared to sky high levels, as the bee population has been slowly declining. Food prices have raised 83% over the last 3 years and will continue to rise if we do not do our bit and encourage our governments to ban unnecessary pesticides.

Backriver000

http://www.avaaz.org/en/hours_to_save_the_bees/?fpPlease sign this … http://www.avaaz.org/en/hours_to_save_the_bees/?fpPlease sign this petition to help save the honey bee and keep food prices at reasonable levels. Food prices have recently soared to sky high levels, as the bee population has been slowly declining. Food prices have raised 83% over the last 3 years and will continue to rise if we do not do our bit and encourage our governments to ban unnecessary pesticides.



83% - seriously ???? oO

I would like to help the bees too but i have little gardening experience ... do i need to prepare the ground before planting them? I have a patch at the back of garden which we never used for planting anything so i m thinking to plant these. I'd certainly like to learn more about gardening and helping bees and other insects/birds :......

tallpete33

83% - seriously ???? oO



Yep, seriously. And will continue to rise if we don't do something...I'm tempted, to post the link, as a deal, as I classify the deal as, save the bee, save money on food. Sounds like a good deal to me.

tallpete33

83% - seriously ???? oO



I tried to post it, but got taken down....Shame really.

Just hoping the weather picks up so I can plant more in my back yard. Smells really nice in the Summer & the bees do love them.

Backriver000

Yep, seriously. And will continue to rise if we don't do something...I'm … Yep, seriously. And will continue to rise if we don't do something...I'm tempted, to post the link, as a deal, as I classify the deal as, save the bee, save money on food. Sounds like a good deal to me.




I was being sarcastic, there is no way that food bills have gone up 83% in the last 3 year. More like 20-25%

As for your idea to post that link as a deal, it's not a deal. Its an FYI at best and scare-mongering at worst

tallpete33

I was being sarcastic, there is no way that food bills have gone up 83% … I was being sarcastic, there is no way that food bills have gone up 83% in the last 3 year. More like 20-25%As for your idea to post that link as a deal, it's not a deal. Its an FYI at best and scare-mongering at worst



I'll disagree with you there, but you are entitled to your own opinion.

tallpete33

I was being sarcastic, there is no way that food bills have gone up 83% … I was being sarcastic, there is no way that food bills have gone up 83% in the last 3 year. More like 20-25%As for your idea to post that link as a deal, it's not a deal. Its an FYI at best and scare-mongering at worst



"The World Bank reports that global food prices rose 83% over the last three years and the FAO cites a 45% increase in their world food price index during just the past nine months. The Economist’s comparable index stands at its highest point since it was originally formulated in 1845. As of March 2008, average world wheat prices were 130% above their level a year earlier, soy prices were 87% higher, rice had climbed 74%, and maize was up 31%."
Edited by: "Backriver000" 28th Mar 2013

Backriver000

"The World Bank reports that global food prices rose 83% over the last … "The World Bank reports that global food prices rose 83% over the last three years and the FAO cites a 45% increase in their world food price index during just the past nine months. The Economist’s comparable index stands at its highest point since it was originally formulated in 1845. As of March 2008, average world wheat prices were 130% above their level a year earlier, soy prices were 87% higher, rice had climbed 74%, and maize was up 31%."


That sounds like it relates to cost of raw materials, what we pay as consumers will include lots of other stuff, transportations costs, mktg, packaging so you're probably both right as the non raw materials element hasn't gone up by 83% and so as a consumer we see a lot smaller increase than 83% overall.
Edited by: "prewar" 28th Mar 2013

prewar

That sounds like it relates to cost of raw materials, what we pay as … That sounds like it relates to cost of raw materials, what we pay as consumers will include lots of other stuff, transportations costs, mktg, packaging so you're probably both right as the non raw materials element hasn't gone up by 83% and so as a consumer we see a lot smaller increase than 83% overall.



Does indeed. Even so, it is worrying to think that without the bees, food prices will increase further and further.

telegraph.co.uk/fin…tml

Backriver000

http://www.avaaz.org/en/hours_to_save_the_bees/?fpPlease sign this … http://www.avaaz.org/en/hours_to_save_the_bees/?fpPlease sign this petition to help save the honey bee and keep food prices at reasonable levels. Food prices have recently soared to sky high levels, as the bee population has been slowly declining. Food prices have raised 83% over the last 3 years and will continue to rise if we do not do our bit and encourage our governments to ban unnecessary pesticides.



Thanks, signed it. I already have an account

Backriver000

"The World Bank reports that global food prices rose 83% over the last … "The World Bank reports that global food prices rose 83% over the last three years and the FAO cites a 45% increase in their world food price index during just the past nine months. The Economist’s comparable index stands at its highest point since it was originally formulated in 1845. As of March 2008, average world wheat prices were 130% above their level a year earlier, soy prices were 87% higher, rice had climbed 74%, and maize was up 31%."



Quoting crops that are not bee pollinated at all oO

Original Poster

drunkenmonkey007

I would like to help the bees too but i have little gardening experience … I would like to help the bees too but i have little gardening experience ... do i need to prepare the ground before planting them? I have a patch at the back of garden which we never used for planting anything so i m thinking to plant these. I'd certainly like to learn more about gardening and helping bees and other insects/birds :......



Lavender doesn't really need top notch soil, but some sun is best, ie they don't thrive where there is too much shade.

In the summer, when they are in flower, bring a chair and watch the bees.

I prefer Devil's Bit Scabious. Grow some of this and watch the bees, hoverflies and butterflies take to it. A native too. And not too big at all.
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