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What are the best flowers/plants for attracting bees?

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  1. Grower

    Angie's Garden

    Best plants/flowers for attracting bees......it would depend on a multitude of things. Are you able to provide us with more information. For example, conditions in your garden, what kind of plants were you thinking of Trees/Shrubs or Herbaceous? Is there a specific time of year you want to plant more for bees. It's important (I think, anyway) to have flowering plants available for the bees throughout the year.
    The top 10 plants that attract bees in my garden might not be suitable for other gardens - therefore we would require this additional information in order you get the best possible advice.

  2. Grower

    heidi

    Was thinking herbaceous; any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks Heidi

  3. Grower

    Angie's Garden

    Are you gardening on a sunny site or shady - soil type - conditions i.e well drained or moist? Knowing which part of the UK you are in would also be helpful, plants that will thrive in the South of England might not be suitable for the North of Scotland say. Sorry for so many question Heidi.
    As a rule of thumb - single flower type are best for nectar and pollen. Look at what's growing (and thriving) in neighbouring gardens.

    The RHS has a great web page with advice - the link doesn't come up on here but if you copy and paste you'll find the page. (I hope I'm allowed to add)
    http://www.rhs.org.uk/science/conservation-biodiversity/wildlife/encourage-wildlife-to-your-garden/plants-for-pollinators

  4. Grower

    Nectar Nersery

    I have some salvia hot lips for sale and swap and they are always covered in bees :D

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