Creating a Pollinator Garden

Planting a range of colourful flowers not only helps pollinators, but also provides you with a stunning garden.

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One of the best things about gardening is attracting wildlife to your garden, especially pollinators.

When thinking about plants, choose nectar-rich flowers that attracts pollinators such as:

  • Campanula
  • Comfrey
  • Delphinium
  • Foxglove
  • Honesty
  • Hollyhock

The more plants you have in your garden, the more you'll be able to enjoy butterflies, bees and other insects.

Helping your local pollinators is more than just the plants you choose.  By positioning pollinator plants together, you'll get a beautiful range of colour and insects will be able to gather the food they need from them easier.

Freshly opened flowers have the most nectar and pollen. If you deadhead the faded blooms, plants often will produce even more new flowers to keep the pollinators coming.

Another thing that pollinators need is water. Put a small stone in your birdbath to give insects a spot to safely perch.