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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 […]