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.

Hi Everyone, My Name is David Corscadden and I am a fourth year Horticultural student in UCD. I have keen interest in wildlife friendly gardens or as I like to call them “Wild Gardens”. I have in the last year taken a u-turn in what I thought I would do after college. I have moved more in to the literature side of horticulture and plan to do a masters in journalism next year as soon as I am finished my undergraduate degree. I set this blog up so people can follow projects and activities I am doing in my own back garden with the hopes that they can learn with me. Hopefully you will learn from my successes and on occasions maybe from my mistakes! I plan to also share my experiences and the inspiration I find in my daily life. I plan to share idea, plants and garden design that feeds my desire to garden. Hope you all will enjoy the journey you are about to go on with me, and hopefully then you will find the wild in your own garden. David

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One comment on “Welcoming Bees in to the Garden
  1. painterwrite says:

    This is a great post. But don’t forget Borage. The plant needs almost no care and is filled with tiny blue flowers that all kinds of bees adore.


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