Bee Bingo is a fun, interactive way of learning about our garden bees.
Borage is a great pollinator plant. It’s so easy to grow from seed and has nectar rich flowers.
The small tortoiseshell butterfly is fairly widespread in UK gardens
Image: Jean Vernon
Look out for this extraordinary moth in your summer gardens. It hovers like a hummingbird but is actually a moth.
A really good late summer plant for pollinators is the globe thistle, Echinops ritro.
If you grow one thing for the pollinators choose Viper’s bugloss
Would you like to learn a bit more about the bees in your garden? This summer I’ve been taking bee walks or bee safaris at some very special gardens around the UK, from RHS Wisley to Yeo Valley Organic Garden & Jekka’s Herb Farm. It can be a bee talk, with an illustrated presentation, or
Look out for the buzzy bee fly this spring. It’s an important garden pollinator.
Leave a few dandelions to flower in your garden. They are a vital source of pollen and nectar for pollinators