Their tiny lives are in our hands, the way we tend and care for our gardens, verges and meadows have for too long affected the future of our precious Bee population Worldwide.
In an attempt to reverse the vast number of dying pollinators in the UK, Bee’s have become the main focus of support and awareness groups encourage us to act now to save our fragile species of Bee’s.
Bumble, Honey and Solitary Bees are threatened by habitat loss and methods of intensive arable agriculture, which has virtually wiped out the once common wildflower pasture meadows in the UK.
But do you the right flowers to plant to encourage bees back into your garden?
You will also notice that bees also like many wildflowers including, bramble, white dead nettle, foxglove, dandelion, cornflower, buttercup, and garden plants like Echincea, Nepeta, Dill, Verbascum, Hollyhock, Honeysuckle, Pulmonaria and Nasturtiums, but there are many more.
Gardening may to some feel like a chore that has to be done at a weekend for others, it’s a passion that begins at sunrise and ends at nightfall. But what ever your reason for gardening spare a thought for the insects, the bees and butterflies that pollinate our fruit trees or vegetable and ornamental flowers!
If we were to suddenly lose even one type of bee it would have a dramatic effect on our fragile Eco-system. Do one great thing next time you are shopping for plants buy with bees and pollinators in mind steer clear of brightly coloured Pelargoniums and F1 hybrid bedding plants and instead choose flowering herbs like Lavender, Hyssop and Rosemary and watch as your garden is brought to life with the gentle buzz of harmless bees.