Planting flowers that provide nectar and pollen for bees throughout the season is a brilliant way to support them and help bolster their numbers. Plants to choose include Globe thistles, Lavender, Buddleia and Wallflower.
Foxgloves, too, are a hit with bees (and, as we saw earlier, won’t get eaten by slugs—double win!). If you have herbs, like Sage, Chives, Thyme and Oregano, in your garden, then letting some of the stems flower is an effort-free way to feed the bees.
For more about bees and what you can do to help them, listen to my ‘Grasping the Nettle’ podcast, which is available on on YouTube.