Planting for Bees

Signage and planters

It’s great to get into the habit of considering seasons, and remember to pack in as much as you can. You will be amazed with what you can achieve in small spaces! Remember to have a mix of plants and flowers, diversity is important for supporting our Bees and insects!

If you’re serious about taking action on helping Bees, then why not enhance your garden through providing plants that produce flowers covering each season? Your garden will be a year round haven for Bees and other insects.

Biodiversity and Garden Tips

Check out our What We Can Do page.

Native and Wild Flower Planting

Examples: Cowslip, White Dead Nettle, Vipers Bugloss, Oxeye Daisy, Poppies, Comfrey, Vetch, Yarrow, Cornflower, Harebell, Lesser celandine, Wild Angelica, Knautia arvensis, Geranium pratense.

Planting for Each Season

Below is a list of pollen rich Plants and Flowers for each season… 

Plants and Flowers for each season


Flowering March-May

Bluebells, Daffodils, Galanthus (snow drops), Crocus, Winter flowering cherry, Crab apple Malus, Winter Honeysuckle, Apple blossom, Heather, Winter Aconite, Pulmonaria (lungwort), Salix, Iris, Wood anemone


Flowering June – August

Lavender, Teasel, Foxgloves, Feverfew, Cornflower, Geranium, Aster, Bergenia, Salvia viridis, Helenium ‘Karneol’, Modarana/Bee Balm, Phacelia, Armeria maritima, Vipers Bugloss, Fuschia, Campanula latifolia, Centaurea nigra, Iberis amara, Ilex aquifolium, Knautia arvensis, Escallonia, Lonicera periclymenum (common honey suckle), Sweet William Forget me nots, Jacobs Ladder


Flowering September- October

Lavender, Heather, Geranium, Bergenia, Asters, Helenium ‘Karneol’, Penstemon ‘Rubicundus’, Solidago rugosa ‘Fireworks’, Crocosmia, Sedum, Clematis heracleifolia, Crocus, Culvers Root, Guelders rose


Flowering November-February

Pansy, Winter Aconite, Viola Tricolar (wild pansy), Pulmonaria (Lungwort), Heather, Galanthus (snow drops)