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Bee Friendly Gardening

Continuing with our bee theme and support of Kew Gardens’ campaign highlighting the role of bees in feeding the planet, we’ve been looking at how to make our gardens as bee-friendly as possible.  To do this, we should plant flowers that are rich in pollen and nectar which bees can easily access from spring until late summer, ensuring a good supply of pollen at all the crucial times.

Bees love purple, so lavender, alliums, buddleia and catmint are all good.  They also like tubular flowers such as foxglove, honeysuckle and snapdragons.

For a comprehensive list of planting for bees, go here

Find out how bee-friendly your garden is here.