Why we love weeds

Weeds are dug-up, sprayed and loathed, yet they have a crit­i­cal part to play in our eco­log­i­cal land­scape.

BBC Wildlife Magazine - - Contents - By Nick Baker

A valu­able source of nec­tar, food and shel­ter for be­lea­guered wildlife, maybe it’s time we gave weeds a chance

Weeds have been the bane of gar­den­ers since time im­memo­rial, but should we start to view them in a new light? Dan­de­lions are a source of nec­tar for pol­li­na­tors and of­fer spring colour.

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