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06.10.2018

HEATHER TAYLOR

Deputy food editor

CREATE A BUZZ IN YOUR GARDEN

Not only will these bulbs bloom into beautiful flowers come spring, they’re hand-picked to help attract bees

Bees keep Britain’s gardens looking gorgeous. They’re nature’s pollinators, playing a vital part in the life cycle of our plants. But these fascinating, furry creatures are in decline in Britain, meaning our natural ecosystem, as well as the honey for our toast, is under threat. That’s why we’ve worked with the Royal Horticultural Society to launch a selection of bulbs specially picked to bring bees to your garden. Plant this autumn, then watch them bloom into colourful flowers which are easily identifiable to bees, from cheerful yellow crocuses to dusky purple hyacinths, come spring. A garden update and a helping hand for our buzzy pals? It’s got to bee done!
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“Do your bit to HELP the bees
with this hand-picked
selection of spring bulbs”

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