5 ways to bee thoughtful
Planting plans need to take into consideration what is flowering and when for a constant supply.
• 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.