Learning to Love Bees in your Garden Helps Change Perspectives

By taking the opportunity to learn more about Bees in your Garden not only will you fall in love with them and all that they do. But Bees can also help change the way you look and feel about your garden raising important environmental and ecological issues and perhaps even changing your perspectives regarding nature and worldly views.

Issues like safe use of toxic chemicals and even better their alternative home remedies for pest and disease control. Bees help us realise that we are damaging our precious ecological balance within this oh so fragile world.

I have always been interested in Bees, the six hives of Honey Bees we have on the Estate I manage as a hive of activity at the moment and we expect around 300 jars of natural honey this year. However it’s thanks to my Sister and her Husband that my interest has grown considerably over the last two weeks particularly regarding Bumble bees and the role they play in pollination. Read more about providing Bees with the tools they need to take up residence in your garden.

Encouraging different types Bees to visit your garden largely depends on the plants you choose to grow. My guide to choosing the right flowers to plant in your garden will help you attract all types of pollinators, include solitary, honey and bumble bees.

Once you have provided the optimum conditions to attract bees to pollinate your flowering fruit, flowers and vegetables then they are best left to get on with business. You will notice a steady stream of bees as they construct there breeding ground and locate a source of nectar. No need for concern as bees are short lived only this year’s queen hibernates to re-start next years brood and will probably find and construct an alternative nest.


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Award winning, 40 something year old professional plantsman and horticulturalist with National Trust, private parks and estate management background. My vast plant knowledge and hands on techinical experience, afforded me the opportunity to work in various horticultural landscapes, in the UK, USA & Eastern Europe. Having worked in both garden retail & the design service industry gave me the practical diversity and managerial skill set, required for running a large prestigious gardens and stately homes. I strongly believe knowledge is to be shared and have worked closely with people and staff of all ages and abilities keen to develop their passion for gardening, including groups of children, special needs and adults. I have hosted guided walks, talks and tours for those keen to learn about cultivated and wild plants, garden development, history and design. As an member of the NNCPG and National Trust, I am actively involved in the preservation of several important plant collections both in public and private gardens throughout the UK. “It’s a beautiful thing when a career and a passion grow together, in a garden it’s paradise” Follow @IGrowHort on GardenTags. Stephen is passionate about gardening as Head Gardener with a team of ten staff he manages a prestigious Cheshire country estate of 55 acres, inc wild flower meadows, woodland, organic kitchen and formal gardens. Follow Stephen today”

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