Gardeners love bees because they know pollinators are the most important insects on earth. Also gardeners know that the 276 species of UK bees are crucial for pollination. In fact, if the bee population were to disappear altogether, we would loose our honey and half the fruit and vegetables we rely on
One of our beekeepers’ New Year’s resolution was a promise to only add plants that are bee, or pollinator, friendly plants to their garden. As a result, it will be bright and beautiful but has an essential function.
In addition, another member has a 2 acre field that is having wildflowers and trees added for enrichment, and no pesticides. Butterflies will love you for a big Buddleia or relaxing lavender. The RHS site can suggest some favourites.
How Can I Help Pollinators in My Garden?
Sadly, many of Britain’s gardens are becoming buried in convenience. Too much concrete, too much tarmac, Astroturf or lawns mown within an inch of their life, not a single dandelion in sight. No mow May has been a success for many people who want to help make a difference. You can even decide to leave them for June!.
Who Can Advise on How ‘To Bee’ a Friendlier Gardener?
There are many great organisations, and plant nurseries also have really useful blogs. We were approached by Hannah Miller, a former NHS administrator, mother of two and keen gardener with a horticulture qualification. She cares about the environment and loves growing new plants and experimenting in the garden.
Her blog includes many hints and tips to help you become more eco-sustainable in gardening practices. Read on to find out more.
How Do I Find Out More About Eco-Sustainable Gardening?
There are multiple causes for bee population decline. In brief, there are several issues that have combined to create a genuine threat to our pollinators.
In her DIY Gardening site, Hannah shares natural alternatives to help you reduce, or stop, unknowingly damaging your garden for pollinators.
Imagine Britain’s gardens today. Too much concrete, too much tarmac, Astroturf or lawns mown within an inch of their life, not a single dandelion in sight. Alternatives to pesticides, fungicides, insecticides, and herbicides.
How Can I Help My Garden?
Take a look at Hannah’s helpful guide below for novice and enthusiast gardeners looking for tips to help improve your gardening practices.
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Gardeners love bees written 2023
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