Over the last few years Monmouthshire County Council has promoted 'Bee-Friendly' verges around the County by spreading wild flower seeds along the roadsides. Not only is this a great way of helping our native bee population it is also a good idea for us humans... our verges are brighter and sweeter smelling! I know you can't sniff these, but just see how pretty our roadsides look:
Nice, eh? And to think my parents would have regarded these beauties as 'weeds' and ripped them out of the garden... what a mistake that was!