Butterflies, bees and hoverflies all need sources of nectar and pollen to thrive. As they travel from flower to flower they also pollinate the plants enabling them to set seed or bear fruit.
What can we do to help? Plant nectar rich flowers such as nepeta, scabious, snapdragons, delphiniums, dianthus, fuchsia, lavender, phlox and salvia, and climbers such as clematis to encourage these important insects into our gardens.
When planning your nectar garden select a range of plants that will flower from early spring to late autumn (remember to include some night-scented flowers such as buddleia, honeysuckle and nicotiana to attract the moths!).