Grow sunflowers as food for birds and bees!
Growing sunflowers not only helps the bees and birds but it also helps children learn how to look after their own plant! The sunflower can be planted in a large pot or in the ground, in a sunny place. Here is a handy video tutorial about how to sow sunflower seeds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9z9guKNNuI
A Giant Sunflower at HCGA Phoenix Farm, White City, Summer 2019
If you like, you could then enter your sunflower into our sunflower growing competition! Send us a photo of your sunflower before 7th September 2020 and the person to grow the tallest sunflower will be the winner! Prizes will be revealed soon! See more growing instructions below.
For more bee-related children’s activities have a look here: https://www.bumblebeeconservation.org/learning-zone/
For more detailed bee hotel, construction and maintenance advice: https://www.foxleas.com/make-a-bee-hotel.asp
Answer: A garden bumblebee, spotted at our Phoenix Farm Community Garden in White City