2 Year Study of Bees & Bugs – Best Pollinators!

I’ve just read an article in the RHS magazine ‘The Garden’ January 2014, whereby they comment upon a survey of 32 commonly grown summer-flowering plants (researched at University of Sussex) which have a one-hundredfold variation in attractiveness to their pollinators! Agastache, Nepeta, Origanum & Lavender were rated highly!


Anthemis EC Buxton with Nepeta on the right

But – apparently the Lavender x intermedia types were much more attractive than angustifolia or the French Stoechas!                             Nepeta was the best loved by the bees!

It also doesn’t appear to matter whether the plants were natives, hybrids or cultivars –  the openness of the flowers are the main attraction!   Check out the website for more info. and help keep the bees buzzing for many more years to come!      www.rhs.org.uk/perfectforpollinators






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