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#putpollinatorsfirst – moths

The worms have spent some time looking at different pollinating insects, this week we are sharing them and the plants they like. Though the less popular cousin of the butterfly, the Moth is quite possibly even more important as a pollinator. Some plants have evolved to manipulate and be pollinated by Moths. Here are a […]

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#putpollinatorsfirst – hoverflies

The worms have spent some time looking at different pollinating insects, this week we are sharing them and the plants they like. Hoverflies could be seen as the most beneficial pollinator in the garden.  There are thousands of #hoverfly species, all helping to #pollinate, yet they don’t sting or bite, and their larvae eat garden pests including aphids […]

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#putpollinatorsfirst – honey bees

The worms have spent some time looking at different pollinating insects, this week we are sharing them and the plants they like. It is estimated that one third of our food relies on pollination mainly by bees. Here are a few of the plants honey bees like – #willow #heather #wallflower #cherry #centaurea #sunflower – just […]

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#putpollinatorsfirst – flies and gnats

The worms have spent some time looking at different pollinating insects, this week we are sharing them and the plants they like. Flies and Gnats pollinate #anthriscus  #anemones  #sedums  #achilleas  #trilliums – just some of the plants a fly #pollinates Importantly, as they are early-flying they can be key pollinators of early spring flowers, such as primroses […]

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#putpollinatorsfirst – the wasp

The worms have spent some time looking at different pollinating insects, this week we are sharing them and the plants they like. Wasps? OK they’re not on the friendly list, like hoverflies. A world without wasps would be a world with a very much larger number of insect pests on our crops and in our […]

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What’s all the buzz about?

The worms have spent some time drawing a poster to support the #putpollinatorsfirst campaign. They focussed on pollinating insects. Here’s the Bumble Bee, a cut above other insects, such as honeybees. They work faster, visiting many more flowers per minute. A few they love are #comfrey #chives #honeysuckle #tomatoes #clover and #catmint Follow our blog […]

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What plants do pollinating beetles like?

The worms have spent some time drawing a poster to support the #putpollinatorsfirst campaign. They focussed on pollinating insects. Here’s the beetle, it’s been pollinating for the last 90 odd million years. A few they love are #magnolias #euphorbias #acacia #waterlilies Follow our blog to get more daily gardening cartoons, ideas, daily tasks and tips […]

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A week of putting pollinators first cartoons

Wild flower meadows flower for longer due to the diverse range of plants in them. That’s more flowers for you, and more food for the bees and insects. Plant one and join the Gardener’s World Put Pollinators First campaign – raising awareness of the decline of our pollinators @GWmagazine

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This weekend, sit back and connect with your pollinators

Over the next six months, The Wrigglers pledge to do their bit to support Gardener’s World’s #putpollinatorsfirst campaign by drawing some cartoons (and connecting with them). With 22million gardens in the UK, we can all do our bit – whether that’s planting some wild flower seeds, not using insecticides or making a new insect hotel

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Having a go at not using pesticides or insecticides

Over the next six months, The Wrigglers pledge to do their bit to support Gardener’s World’s #putpollinatorsfirst campaign by drawing some cartoons. With 22million gardens in the UK, we can all do our bit – whether that’s planting some wild flower seeds, not using insecticides or making a new insect hotel