Ten flowering shrubs to get your garden buzzing with bees.
As well as taking part in the Great British Bee Count, as a gardener you can also help bees thrive by planting shrubs and flowers to attract pollinators to your patch.
The Royal Horticultural Society has extensive lists of both plants and wildflowers which provide nectar and pollen for bees and other pollinating insects. And here’s ten flowering shrubs from the RHS’s “perfect for pollinators” range you can plant in summer and autumn which the bees will love:
Small / Medium sized plants:
Rosemary – Rosmarinus officinalis (£19.99)
Buddleja Buzz Ivory ‘Tobuivo’ (£5.99)
Pieris japonica ‘Passion’ (£5.99)
Chaenomeles speciosa ‘Moerloosei’ (£12.99)
Berberis thunbergii ‘Golden Ruby’ (£12.99)
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’ (£7.99)
Cornus alba ‘Sibirica’ (£6.99)