Bees and flowers have a very important relationship with one another.
It’s imperative that we help this relationship to thrive, as unfortunately over the years the number of bees in Britain has continued to dwindle.
Many plants rely on bees, (as well as other insects, like butterflies, moths and hoverflies), to transfer pollen from one plant to another, allowing flowers to fertilise and enable the production of seeds and fruit.
And now more than ever, our gardens are seen as an important habitat for pollinating insects, who require nectar and pollen to feed their colonies.
We’ve gathered together a collection of plants that are perfect for pollinators, simply look out for the ‘RHS Perfect for Pollinators’ symbol around the nursery.
The following are just a small selection of plants that are perfect for pollinators:
- Vinca minor ‘Ralph Shugert’
- Pulmonaria ‘Majesté’
- Scabiosa ‘Pink Mist’
- Skimmia japonica ‘Rubella’
- Euphorbia martini
- Erysimum ‘Apricot Delight’