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 need to have a garden, we can grow many of these plants in containers on a windowsill, balcony or small patio.
These 10 best plants listed here are easy to grow, which means you can plant them, sit back and enjoy nature. It is sad, although inevitable essence of modern living, that we become more urbanised. People need homes, and there is less and less habitat for wildlife. Gardens can provide a green corridor, strips of habitat containing food and environments suitable for bees and butterflies. You can create a wildlife friendly habitat, plant some plants and shrubs described below, and the bees and butterflies will come to you. I took the videos to show it works.
Of course, there are many more plants attractive to bees and butterflies, for more information check out:-
- Wildlife friendly garden plants 2. Plants for Butterflies 3 Plants for Bees. 4. How to Create a Wild Garden
- 4.Planting for Bumblebees. 5. Another top 10 plants for bees, and the science behind planting for wildlife 6.Spring flowering plants for Bees 7. Plants for Bees
There are ideas here for providing nectar all the year round. Spring and early spring is especially important to bees when the solitary bees are emerging and need nectar. Growing Spring flowering plants attractive to Bees will provide 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 as this short video shows!
At the bottom of this page are 6 short videos to illustrate just how attractive some of these plants are to wildlife. Relax and enjoy nature.