Probably the best way to help our precious pollinators at home is by planting garden flowers rich in the pollen and nectar that they need throughout the year.
The Royal Horticultural Society curates a comprehensive list of the best garden plants for pollinators based on the latest scientific evidence. The RHS list contains a huge variety of trees, shrubs, climbers, bulbs/corms, annuals, biennials and perennials to get your garden buzzing.
When planning your garden, try to plant a range of pollinator-friendly plants that come in to bloom in different seasons to provide resources throughout the year.
If you have the space, why not create a wildflower meadow or ‘Pollinator Patch‘ by sowing a native wildflower meadow seed mix.
Even if you don’t have a garden you can get involved. Window boxes and pots of pollinator-friendly plants will help pollinators too.
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