In wildlife gar­dens

Gardeners' World - - Spring Bulbs -

Once your bulbs have opened, they can be life­savers for a whole lot of in­sects, es­pe­cially bum­ble­bees and hon­ey­bees, sup­ply­ing nec­tar and pollen to in­sects freshly emerged from hi­ber­na­tion. I’ve planted one of my favourites, the cro­cus, (tech­ni­cally it’s a corm!), which the bees love, in the lawn and a gravel area. When you start look­ing, you will find there are loads of wildlife-friendly bulbs that can have a real im­pact on the ear­li­est in­sects need­ing food, as well as bring­ing colour to a gar­den.

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