Our major star plant for 2018 is Helianthus (Lemon Queen) again!
Thanks to our dedicated CPP volunteers and enthusiasts we once again managed to gather useful data from the bee beds’ second summer. Same as last summer, all fourteen of our plants except the three control plants (pelargonium, pom pom dahlia and cactus dahlia), were popular with pollinators.
Looking at the results for 2018, the star plants change throughout the season. The stars at the start of the season were Lavender and Marjoram and then Helianthus towards the middle and later months. However, our major star plant for 2018 is Helianthus (lemon queen) again!
If you would like to get involved with surveying the beds in summer 2019 please get in touch!