5 ways to bee thought­ful

Plant­ing plans need to take into con­sid­er­a­tion what is flow­er­ing and when for a con­stant sup­ply.

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• From July-au­gust when the bum­ble­bee queens are for­ag­ing be­fore mat­ing; • Peak­ing over sum­mer when the na­tive bees and honey bees are in full swing; • Go­ing through to au­tumn when every­body is build­ing up re­serves for win­ter. • For a list of bee-friendly plants and their flow­er­ing times, see the on­line re­sources

be­low. There is a se­lec­tion of na­tive plants, flow­ers, or­chard fruits and herbs we can choose to suit our land­scap­ing.

• Be care­ful that you don’t plant any­thing that is go­ing to get out of con­trol. The much-praised com­frey is a great plant with many uses, but once you have it, it’s never go­ing away, so be care­ful where you plant it.

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