This is something near to my heart that I am always going on about. As it says in the accompanying leaflet there is a discrepancy between the flowers bees and other pollinators will visit for nectar and pollen and the flowers people grow in their gardens these days. Garden centers and catalogs are going for flowers that are ever showier, brighter and more artificial looking that appeal to humans (although not usually to this human) but not to anything else in nature. Thankfully the RHS has put helpful "Perfect For Pollinators" symbols on some plants but not everything has been tested and there are new cultivars out all the time, hence this project.
I planted my seeds out in seed trays last Sunday according to the instructions and now have to wait and see what comes up. The dahlias are going to be white, purple and red so it will be interesting to see which colors the bees like best and what bees visit my garden. I imagine honey bees will like them too and who knows what else? I will keep you all posted.
Until then here is what they look like now!