Thursday, 26 May 2011

rhs plants for pollinators

The Royal Horticultural Society has recognised how important gardens are for insects in its excellent resource 'Plants for pollinators'.

Visit the site and access the mighty list of plants that will benefit bees and other insects. Really useful.

It was great to see the BBC giving a lengthy section of its Chelsea Flower Show coverage on Wednesday night to the promotion and to the labelling of plants as 'Perfect for pollinators'.

So, very welcome RHS and BBC.

Predictably, they give focus to cuddly old bumble bees visiting flowers. Hope they move quickly to recognise how important plants are to the larval stages of other, less popular, insects and produce similar lists that will promote hoverflies, wasps and moths.

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