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.
Look out for honeybees feeding on your winter flowering shrubs and early flowering plants.
In November 2020, Jean Vernon was awarded a very prestigious award from The Garden Media Guild for her writing about bees
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
Lamb’s ears is a magnet for bees, especially the wool carder bee
The Wool Carder Bee (Anthidium manicatum) is an iconic summer garden bee. It’s a solitary bee and will sometimes nest […]
Look out for the leaf-cutter bees in your June garden. You might notice the notches on your rose leaves.