It is Green, Useful and Pretty - Sowing Green Manure Seeds .
Whoever thought that a patch of manure could get so many compliments! What are the pretty red flowers, was the most frequently used description. What was it the earned so much interest and brought people to ask questions about what it was? We sowed the green manure plant Red Clover,on a patch of land that was not going to be planted up with anything until later in the year.
Yes, I know you are meant to dig them in before they get to the flowering stage, but they looked so good that they earned their place for longer than normal. The red clover has a rival for pretty green manure flowers that are popular with bees and other pollinators, it is Phacelia a purple flowering green manure plant. I think it is worth leaving a few of these to flower, just to help out the bees who work so industriously pollinating the fruit on the plot.