A Hutton Cranswick woman has launched a new business aimed at helping to save garden birds and pollinating insects,
Cathy Hart, who is passionate about native wildlife, has launched Nectar and Pollen to help people interested in growing wildlife-friendly plants.
Cathy said: “I realised that many people are keen to establish a wildlife-friendly garden but not sure where to go for help. Until now, people have had to find out which plants suit which particular animals and then find out where to buy those plants. At Nectar and Pollen, my aim is to provide all the relevant information in one place.”
Cathy hopes to build up her website so that it will provide a welcome resource with information on specific plants, composting, building bug homes, and much more. It already features a substantial plant list with categories including plants for pollinators, pond plants, herbs, shrubs and British native wildflowers as well as some more common cultivated plants. “You won’t find any delicate exotics”, said Cathy, “just the right plants with the best intentions.”
Although the business is relatively new, it has already enjoyed a lot of interest and has recently launched an affinity scheme with Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, whereby a 10% donation from every plant sold, between now and October 2014 will be given to the Trust.
To find out more, please visit www.nectarandpollen.co.uk or pop and say hello to Cathy on the Nectar and Pollen stand at one of the regional events below;
24 May - Askham Bryan College; 1 June - Scampston Walled Garden; 7th-8th June - Burton Agnes Hall; 6 July - Howden Show;
13 July - Wentworth Woodhouse, South Yorkshire; 10 August - Dalton Hall; 23-25 August - Cawood Craft Festival; 21 September - Sutton Park, York.