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“If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe then man would have only four years of life left,” - Albert Einstein
This key message was depicted on the Bee Friendly Plants Garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show last month highlighting the plight of the bee.
And what a scary thought it is! With some species extinct in Great Britain and more threatened, we need to act now to help save the bumble bee.
So what can we do to ensure the bumble bee does not disappear off the surface of the globe?
Well, one of the most important things we can do as gardeners is to encourage bees to continue to forage by making sure we have plants, trees and shrubs rich in sweet smelling scents in our gardens. Choose from Buddleia, Hosta, Iris, Jasminum Officinale, Lavender and Sedum to name but a few.
A natural and vital aid to the pollinating process, bees can keep food costs down and prevent possible shortages of crops. If they become extinct our lush, colourful landscapes would change beyond recognition as many rare wildflowers would simply disappear. This would also cause other wildlife and insects to decline too as their preferred habitats cease to exist.
Visit us here at Grosvenor to see how to create your own bee and wildlife area in your garden. And don’t forget we have delicious honey available in our food department too!
Visit www.bumblebeeconservation.org.uk for details on how you can help prevent the decline of the bumble bee.