How to encourage bees in the garden

Symptoms/Signs

“The hum of bees is the voice of the garden” Elizabeth Lawrence. You may hear the buzz of bees and see them buzzing around in the garden.

What does this mean for me/my plants?

Bees collect pollen and in their travels, carry this pollen with them to other flowers. This results in cross-pollination, which is critical for flowers produce more seeds. The process allows for more plants to grow, and the garden to become full of flowers.

Suggested Action

Enjoy the hum of bees and plant flowers which bees will be attracted to. Examples of these include Sweet Alyssum, Monarda, basil, sage, thyme and lavender. Visit your local GCA Garden Centre for the most beautiful plants and expert advice!

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