Romford gardener urges people to ‘get growing’ for bees

6:00 AM July 12, 2022

A self-described “flamingo fanatic” is urging the community to take up gardening as he showcases his bee-friendly garden in Romford.

Eric Willson, who has lived in Romford for around 40 years, said he is using his Ashdown Walk front garden to encourage pollinators because, he said, we “need bees to survive”.  


Eric said his sunflowers are ‘smothered’ in bees

– Credit: Eric Willson

“I grow almost all my plants from seeds from about December in my lounge, where I put a plastic sheet down with a lot of seed trays.  

“I try to get

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