A NATURE-LOVING couple are trying to give bees a boost with the introduction of a wildflower patch in their area.

Liz Murphy and Ben Jeffery of Tenterfield Road, Maldon, created a wildflower area in their own back garden some years ago and were amazed by the number of bees, butterflies, and birds it attracted.

They thought the green space on their road could do the same for wildlife in the community and got permission from Maldon Town Council to create a wildflower patch.

As Covid-19 restrictions stopped them from forming a team to create the patch, it took Liz and Ben about four hours to dig and sow the strip themselves.

The couple had the backing of Maldon in Bloom, as well as their neighbours.

Liz said: “The response we got was amazing, with so many offers of help and donations – I really was quite taken aback.

“One of my neighbours wrote me a beautiful letter saying how just the idea had made her week.

“We are blessed in Maldon to have so many green spaces, but they could be doing so much more for nature.”

Anyone interested in creating a wildflower area on a green space in their road can email Liz at lizzie.murphy@outlook.com.