Use the latest research to grow the very best plants to support our precious pollinators. Ongoing research at the University of Bristol has shown that one echinops flower has as much nectar as 32 cosmos flowers
Many herbs, like borage are fantastic plants for pollinators. The flowers are generously rich in nectar. It’s easy to grow from seed and a great bee plant.
Snowdrops are the harbingers of spring. As they start to poke their noses through the cold winter ground in November […]
Plant some winter flowering mahonia for nectar rich winter flowers to feed bees and other pollinators says Jean Vernon
Let ivy grow in the garden to support pollinators and other wildlife
For a great bee plant in late summer look no further than the purple cone flower
There are a fair few rare bee species, with some literally on the brink of extinction, but few more so than the Shrill Carder Bee (Bombus sylvarum).
Buddleia globosa is a magnet for butterflies, bees and all pollinators that rely on nectar to fuel their activity.
Taraxacum officinale You might be surprised to find dandelion in my best bee plant list, but these bright, vibrant landing […]
The Ashy Mining bee is just one of the 65 or so Andrena species in the UK. These are the ground nesting bees that excavate their nests in close mown areas of the lawn, bare soil and sunny banks.