Garden hose supplier Hozelock has announced a new campaign encouraging gardeners to plant ‘bee friendly plants’, which could help save Britain’s bees.
According to the group honey bees are disappearing at an alarming rate and the campaign is a call to action for gardeners nationwide to play their part, benefiting both the environment and our own food supplies for the future.
It added that around one third of all food is bee and insect pollination dependant, including coffee, chocolate and many fruits and vegetables.
Hozelock said: “[We] want to make it loud and clear to gardeners nationwide that their actions can make a huge impact.
“One of the biggest factors in the decline of bees is the lack of food for them nationwide. By planting a container for bees with bee-friendly plants and seeds, and keeping it watered and healthy throughout the foraging season, gardeners could have a huge impact on the availability of bee food throughout the year.”