How gardeners can help our declining bees and other 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 can make a difference to help reverse this trend.

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Quick facts

Five steps to support pollinators in gardens: 
  1. Fill gardens with RHS Plants for Pollinators plants
  2. Allow lawn ‘weeds’ to flower by cutting less often
  3. Provide water for pollinators
  4. Avoid using pesticides wherever possible and never spray open flowers
  5. Provide nest sites for wild bees

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