It’s always lovely to get positive reviews of your books. But I wasn’t expecting this one from Mat Coward in the Morning Star. Not only did Mat offer some lovely feedback about my new book Attracting Garden Pollinators, but he actually chose it for his Gardening Book of the Year! In his round up for
If you find notches cut from your rose leaves you have got leaf-cutter bees in your garden.
WInter flowers are essential for winter active insects. Mahonia is a great choice offering masses of scented, nectar rich flowers
At first glance this amazing creature looks just like a hornet. But look closer. It’s actually a fly, a harmless hoverfly that is a precious pollinator
Grow hellebores to feed winter active pollinators.
A bee revival kit makes a great gift
Agastache is a great pollinator plant that is rich in nectar
The beautiful Silver Washed Fritillary Butterfly feeding on buddleia
Image: Jean Vernon
Hoverflies like the Tapered Dronefly (Eristalis pertinax) are important garden visitors
Bee balm is a magnet for bees and other pollinators.