Having wildlife in the garden is good for the bees and butterflies, and good for us. Few sights are prettier than a butterfly flitting around and few sounds more relaxing than the steady buzz of bees. Some plants are really magnets for bees and butterflies, and if planted will guarantee bees and butterflies will visit your garden.
Bees and Butterflies are looking for food, and they will make your garden a regular stopping place if you provide the sort of plants and shrubs they like.
You don't even need to have a garden, some of these plants can be grown in containers and put on a windowsill or small patio. In the narrative below plants suitable to grow in containers for a patio display are identified.
These 10 best plants are also easy to grow, plant, sit back and watch nature. It is sad but essential part of modern living that we become more urbanised. Houses need to be build, people need homes and there is less and less habitat for wildlife. Gardens do provide a green corridor, strips of habitat containing food and an environment suitable bees and butterflies. Gardeners really can do their bit to make a habitat and get great enjoyment at the same time. Plant just some of the plants and shrubs below and the bees and butterflies will come to you. These are the top 10 plants but there are many more bee and butterfly friendly plants to choose from on the next pages
Wildlife friendly garden plants for bees and butterflies
Plants for Butterflies
Plants for Bees
Spring is important to bees, especially the solitary bees emerging which need nectar and growing Spring flowering plants attractive to Bees will provide that early much needed food.
It is interesting to see, looking at the top 10 plants below, there is a preponderance of blue and mauve flowering plants because bees like blue.