Plant some winter flowering mahonia for nectar rich winter flowers to feed bees and other pollinators says Jean Vernon
Meet the Bees
Let ivy grow in the garden to support pollinators and other wildlife
As autumn arrives the UK’s last emerging solitary bee appears in our gardens feeding on the common ivy that clothes our walls and houses
For a great bee plant in late summer look no further than the purple cone flower
Male bees are the lager louts of bee worldd, hanging around in nectar bars waiting for the girls
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).
In bee world, the honeybee is just one species of the 276 or so different bee species in the UK. […]
Buddleia globosa is a magnet for butterflies, bees and all pollinators that rely on nectar to fuel their activity.
As spring starts in earnest you will start to see large, fluffy bees bombing around your gardens. You might hear them first as they resemble low flying helicopters as they navigate their way around foraging for food and surveying for a suitable nest site.
(Ribes sanguineum) It’s not just perennials and spring flowering bulbs that are great bee plants, garden shrubs play an important […]