A voller Bléi: The bees and butterflies are counting on you!

Over recent decades, we have lost almost 75% of our total mass of insects. And yet insects, and bees and butterflies in particular, play a vital role in ensuring that biodiversity is preserved.

This is because the vast majority of plants are pollinated by these creatures. And if there are no creatures, there’s no pollination which would mean having to do without not only all our beautiful flora but also most of our agricultural crops which depend hugely on pollinating insects too.

As a way of tackling the phenomena threatening biodiversity and taking action to make sure it is preserved, the Mouvement Écologique and Pafendall EcoCentre have launched “A voller Bléi” – a new project to make native perennials available which attract insects and come into flower at different times of the year. This project will help bees, butterflies and other insects find enough food at all times and carry out their pollinating “work”.

For many decades now, Cactus has shared concerns for sustainable development. All year round, in our Cactus hobbi, customers can find perennials, aromatic herbs and early blooming flower bulbs as well as any product needed to grow and maintain a 100 % natural garden. So, it naturally followed that the Group signed up to be a partner store for the “A voller Bléi” campaign.

Each month on our blog, we’ll introduce you to two plants for that month, one that should be planted in the sun and the other in partial shade. Be part of the “A voller Bléi” campaign by planting them at home. You’ll enjoy having a garden full of colour and life and pollinating creatures will be able to find the food they need to safeguard the biodiversity which is so crucial to the proper survival of all species on earth.

Follow this link to read all about May’s plants.

Sun                                                                            Partial shade

Hesperis matronalis                                                  Lamium maculatum

Gewöhnliche Nachtviole                                           Gefleckte Taubnessel

Julienne des dames                                                   Lamier maculé

Dame’s rocket                                                            Spotted dead-nettle