Keep It Bloom­ing Lovely!

My Weekly Special - - The Complete Guide To Honey -

It is es­sen­tial for both bees and flow­er­ing plants that our happy lit­tle pol­li­na­tors get a chance to do their stuff. Bees are at­tracted to yel­low, blue and pur­ple flow­ers, the brighter the bet­ter. Laven­der is a big hit, as are heather, hon­ey­suckle, corn­flow­ers and sweet pea. Try to keep your gar­den – or pa­tio pots – in bloom for as long as pos­si­ble, plant­ing groups of flow­ers to show their petals at dif­fer­ent times through­out bee sea­son, from March un­til late Au­gust/early Septem­ber. Bees love flow­er­ing herbs too so keep your herb gar­den cheer­ful with rose­mary, thyme and mar­jo­ram. Vary­ing the height of plants in your gar­den also makes for happy bees.

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