Our Love of Pollinators

Gardens are known to support good numbers and a wide range of pollinators, but worryingly bees and other pollinators are considered to be in decline.  Gardeners, even those with the most smallest of spaces, can make a difference to help reverse this trend.

Birds, bees, butterflies and moths are all pollinators – and vital to the ecosystem and environment.

Before you start planning your garden and making it more attractive to pollinators, it is worth asking the most important question “Which pollinator do we want to attract?”

Not all plants are pollinated by the same type of pollinator and each of the pollinators will be attracted to different types of flowers and habitats. Plants that produce a strong evening scent, such as jasmine and honeysuckle, rely on moths to pollinate as the other pollinators do not fly much in the evening or at all in the dark. The shape and form of the flower will also determine which pollinator will visit.

At the nursery we focus on four different types of pollinators and below you will find a quick guide for each one.

Short Tongued Bees

Long Tongued Bees