Welcoming Bees in to the Garden

This week on the Sodshow, it is all about bees and I talk all about some great plants that attract them in to your garden.

While I sat there watching the bees flit around the garden I noticed that they were attracted more to certain plants in my garden. Now that I have a some what successful vegetable patch, I want to try and encourage some more bees to visit this area of the garden to ensure the fruit bushes and vegetables get fertilised. So I set myself an assignment to find some plants that will attract more bees in to my garden.

Plants to Attract Bees: 

  • Cotoneaster
  • Foxglove
  • Teasel
  • Wallflower
  • Geranium
  • Sunflower
  • Hellebores
  • Honeysuckle
  • Lupin
  • Rudbeckia
  • Sedum
  • Lambs’ ears
  • Thyme
  • Rosemary
  • Lavender

One plant that is great to attract bees into your garden is clover. Both red and white clover will attract bees in to your garden and is an other great reason not to spray your lawns with chemicals to get rid of weeds.