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'Critical window' Why not mowing your lawn next month could help save the bees

Life & Style'Critical window' Why not mowing your lawn next month could help save the bees


Plant nectar-rich flowers in your borders, pots, and window boxes

There are over 1,500 species of insect pollinators in the UK, meaning there’s fierce competition for vital nectar sources during the foraging season, particularly in the summer months.

So, ensuring that bees, moths, butterflies, and beetles all have enough good food sources is vital.

Conservation expert Jimmy Doherty said: “Peonies, lavender, asters, and dahlias are all great examples of plants that look beautiful in bloom and provide plenty of nourishing nectar for pollinators.

“If you don’t have a garden, you can plant pollinator-friendly plants in pots on a balcony, or even in hanging baskets and window boxes, too.”

Grow bee-friendly herbs

Bees love herbs, and growing these 10 common types will not only provide bees with valuable nectar and pollen throughout the year, but they’re also great to cook with.



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