Plant now for pollinators

How can we help declining insect populations especially wild bees?

By planting more nectar rich plant varieties for our native bees, butterflies and other insect to feed upon.

Tips as recommended by The wildlife Trust

  • Choose a sheltered sunny spot
  • Place each plant in groups or drifts so that the colour and scent are easy to detect
  • Prolong the flowering season – select plants so that you have a show of flowers from early spring to late autumn
  • choose flowers with a simple (often flat) structure, like old cottage varieties, as they are the easiest for insects to feed from
  • Remember to provide a night-time feast for moths. Plant some night scented flowers.
  • Add herbs to the mix as they are highly attractive to insects, or design a dedicated herb garden

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