Thanks to a handful of dedicated volunteers we managed to gather some data from the bee beds’ first summer. All fourteen of our plants, except the three control plants (pelargonium, pom pom dahlia and cactus dahlia), were popular with pollinators.
Below are a few of the stars of the summer. It should be noted that some of the plants did not fully establish this year (such as the fleabane and marjoram) and we expect a full bloom of all flowers next summer.
If you would like to get involved with surveying the beds in summer 2018 please get in touch.