Save the bees and let the garden grow.

July 2021

Did you know that leaving your garden to grow wild can help pollinating insects, like bees, thrive!

Research shows that the UK has lost 97% of our wildflower-rich grasslands. This has had a huge impact on bumblebee populations. As a result of this, two UK species have become extinct in the past 80 years.

Leaving your garden to grow helps provide space for bumblebees to nest beneath the long grass.

Lots of plant species typically thought of as weeds, such as dandelions and white clover, are excellent for attracting honeybees, providing vital pollen early in the season.

It doesn’t have to be the whole garden, even a small patch left wild helps.

If you’re looking for even more tips on how to create a bee-friendly garden, head over to Happy DIY Home, where you can find tips on what to plant and what else you can provide to look after insect guests.

There are plenty of other tips and tricks to create a ‘bee-friendly garden, such as avoiding pesticides and implementing insect houses to provide nesting sites for solitary bees and insects. The Bumblebee Conservation Trust has plenty of great resources on how to be a ‘bee-friendly gardener and information on what else you can do to help save the bees’.

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