Tower Hamlets Council is offering a free packet of wildflower seeds to residents, as part of the implementation of the Biodiversity Action Plan. The seeds are Landlife's "Butterfly & Bumblebee Border" mix, a selection of colourful annuals and perennials which provide plenty of nectar for insects. As well as helping wildlife, these wild flowers will brighten up a corner of your garden, housing estate or school, or even a planter or window box.
The seeds can be collected from any Idea Store or library, the three city farms in the borough (Mudchute, Spitalfields and Stepney), or from the Soanes Centre in Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park. If you can't get to one of these places, e-mail us and we can send you your seeds.
There may still be a few copies of the Wildlife Gardening Pack, produced last year by the Council in partnership with London Wildlife Trust, available free from some of the same outlets. However, we've run out of gardening packs at the Council. It can still be downloaded using the link above.
So why not collect your free seeds, and make your corner of Tower Hamlets a brighter, more wildlife-friendly place.