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Will you be gardening to help the bees?


By alextb


Will you be gardening to help the bees?

If so, I’d love to hear from you.

What are you doing?

I myself have purchased some wildflower mix seeds and planted them to go with the other plants like English lavender in my garden that bees love.

The proof is when the bees arrive every day.

Summer is the perfect time to help the bees.

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Yep i'm helping bees - through planting too. Under the shed is a bumble bee nest, so we just leave well alone.

14 Aug, 2010


ive picked all my plants for the bee,s and othere insects,theres nothing like listening to the buzz of bee,s on a summers night

14 Aug, 2010


~check my recent blogs and you will see I do try to help them~am also a member of the Bumble bee conservation trust~
I am growing Lavender honeysuckle lots of pink and purple loosestrife and my standard fuchsia has loads of flowers and is covered in bees this year~
would love to grow wild flowers or keep a hive but have a very small garden~

14 Aug, 2010


I've had Bees in a Birdbox for 2 years, sadly, not this year though. Many of my plants are 'Bee-friendly' and it's been the best year ever for them, Hoverflies too, they all love the yellow flowers and pale Hollyhocks.

14 Aug, 2010


Arlene, a small garden does not stop you growing wildflowers, I do, and managed to find a bare patch, my patch is literally 60cmx 3m.

Nice to hear what you are all doing for the bees.

14 Aug, 2010


~believe me If I could I would, mayhe in a large pot next year~ I have an exotics glasshouse soon to be two, three plastic greenhouses full of fuchsias ~ a double garage two pools and lots of paths in a postage stamp~ am trying hard to get my daughter and son in law to get the committee to put hives on the site where he works and lives as they have some gorgeous buttercup meadows but they are all afraid of public liability~ will keep trying on that though~I also have thriving nettles everywhere, not to mention tons of birdseed seedlings. I should plant out some of those next year as they currently get pulled out of the grass of what used to be a lawn but is now a mud bath!

14 Aug, 2010


I have lots of bee friendly plants but mostly I seem to be helping the caterpillars this summer!

14 Aug, 2010


I grow bee friendly plants and do not use chemicals

15 Aug, 2010


That is great to hear everybody.

15 Aug, 2010


I have revamped my garden for wildlife this year. I have several more lavander plants all around the garden. I have bees in my hanging basket - thank god there not wasps as I am allergic to them!!! Lots of open flowers and a new pond in the garden. Seen a lot more hover flies this year to Lots of marigolds in the veg beds and poached egg plants to

15 Aug, 2010


I have noticed an increase in hoverflies. They don't seem to mind me gardening, they just hover round me whilst I do it. Like they are watching me.


15 Aug, 2010


i have mostly cottage garden plants Alex so i have plenty of bees and butterflies , also hover flies, ladybirds, the list is endless, i love it ;o)

16 Aug, 2010


I am in the middle of building a "bee hotel" or insect hotel as they are called as well, a lot of people have them where I have my weekend home. I saw them on ebay and just copied the a certain degree. I will make a photo of it when it is finnished.

4 Sep, 2010

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