Provide a bee-friendly garden and allow them to thrive on the pollen and nectar from your plants. Bees are active from February and October, so you can help by growing pollen- and nectar-rich plants for bees that bloom during this period. There is a host of plants which will do just the job, such as Mahonia, Cotoneaster, Cyclamen, Ivy, Skimmia, Fatsia and Viburnum.
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Planting bee-friendly varieties in your garden is great, but there are also a few more ways you can offer a helping hand to the bees in your garden.
- Cutting the grass in the winter months doesn’t need to be on the top of the to do list because letting your grass grow a little longer than usual will provide shelter. However, if cutting your grass is essential, you can still help by setting the blades high.
- Another simple way to provide shelter for bees is to make a pile of logs, twigs or branches. You might see other insects settle in there too.
- For resting bees, the hollow stems of perennials and grasses provide perfect shelter, so there’s no need to be overly tidy in the garden.
Following these simple steps will provide winter food and shelter for bees and in return, they will keep pollinating our plants for the summer ahead. A vital partnership which should always be considered.