Click on this link to a simple “Top Ten” Planting Guide which I prepared for the scintillating Borough Belles WI, when I gave a talk on “Putting The Bee In Bermondsey” on Wednesday 18th February 2015.
It is intended to be a practical, sustainable guide to planting for honeybee forage in London.
But even if you are don’t have this guide to hand when buying plants, here is one “Do” and one “Don’t” to remember:
- Do buy plants with purple and blue flowers (bees can’t see red!).
- Don’t buy fussy, overbred cultivars. Bees often can’t feed on them. Just stick to natural plants.