Bees and Butterflies are looking for food, and they will make your garden a regular stopping place if you provide the food they like. Some plants are magnets for bees and butterflies, and if planted, guarantee bees and butterflies will visit your garden.
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.
These 10 best plants listed here are easy to grow, which means you can just plant them, sit back and enjoy nature. It is sad, although inevitable essence of modern living that we become more urbanised. Houses need to be built, people need homes and there is less and less habitat for wildlife. Gardens provide a green corridor, strips of habitat containing food and environments suitable bees and butterflies. Gardeners really can do their bit to create a wildlife friendly habitat and get great enjoyment at the same time. Plant just some plants and shrubs below and the bees and butterflies will come to you.
There are 10 shrubs and plants listed here, but there are many more plants attractive to bees and butterflies and more are listed on these pages check out:-
Wildlife friendly garden plants for bees and butterflies
Plants for Butterflies
Help for Bumblebees and planting for Bumblebees
Plants for Bees the scientific information and another top 10 plants for bees.
Spring flowering plants for Bees
plants for Bees
There are ideas here for providing nectar all the year round. Spring is especially important to bees when the solitary bees are emerging and need nectar. 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.