Planting for Pollinators
We are delighted to welcome Sarah Holdsworth of Bee Happy Plants to talk to us about how we can all encourage pollinators into our gardens.
About this Event
With Spring just around the corner now is a good time to start thinking about what to do with your garden over this coming year.
Do you want to grow plants that are perfect for pollinators? Your garden can be a haven for wildlife as well as providing the ideal home for bees, butterflies and all pollinators, which are so important to us because they pollinate crops, help plants grow and are themselves a food source for birds and mammals. The flowers you choose to plant are vital in encouraging all wildlife into your garden. With a little thought and planning, you can provide much pollen and nectar for pollinators throughout the year.
Sarah will not only explain the various plant kingdom categories and which categories are well suited to providing pollen and nectar but also offer some tips for choosing the right plants and therefore creating the best of habitats which will see your garden buzzing with wildlife. She will also explain bees foraging preferences, with particular reference to honey bees because they are not plant species specific foragers, as well as the relationship between the depths of flowers and the lengths of bee tongues.