Our gardens are home to a huge range of living creatures that play a very important role in pollinating.
The easiest way to attract more beneficial wildlife to your garden is to grow pollen and nectar-rich plants that they love. By having a variety of their favourite blooms, you can keep them happy from early spring to late autumn.
The transfer of pollen grains from the stamen to the stigma and the egg is the process of pollination. This is how the plants are fertilised to produce the next generation. Certain plants depend on wind and water to pollinate, but most rely on animal pollination from bees, butterflies, birds and even bats.
Here are my top 10 plants that are perfect for pollinators:
Once you’ve chosen the plants to incorporate into your pollinator friendly garden, steer clear of using any pesticides on them whilst they are in bloom. You could also make your space even more inviting by building an insect home to welcome them in.