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Bees do seem to be in decline worldwide which is bad news for us humans as with no bees, the flowers that we enjoy will not be pollinated, the fruit and vegetables that we depend on for our tables won't be there.

As gardeners, what can we do?

Bees do seem to be in decline worldwide which is bad news for us humans as with no bees, the flowers that we enjoy will not be pollinated, the fruit and vegetables that we depend on for our tables won't be there.

As gardeners, what can we do?

Well, grow the sort of plants that bees like and can collect nectar from. My back garden usually has a lot of bees throughout the year, as I write this, I can hardly go near some bushes because of the swarms of bees covering them.

I may be in the minority but from early in the year I have bees pollinating flowers and shrubs such as heathers and Lilac in the spring, to hardy geranimums and Campanula in early summer. Not to mention cottoneaster, raspberries, blackcurrant and blackberries and by autumn Sedum spectabile.

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