First results released in a four year long RHS Plants for Bugs study reveal that the best way to make your garden friendly to bugs is to plant a mix of flowering plants from different countries and regions. The main findings are that 

  • Emphasis should be given to plants native to the UK and the northern hemisphere
  • Exotic plants from the southern hemisphere can be used to extend the season
  • The more flowers a garden can offer throughout the year, the greater the number of bees, hoverflies and other pollinating insects it will attract and support.


That's good news for Our Flower Patchers. What's good to cut is also great for bugs as it's growing and the 'cut and come again' nature of cut flowers means there's plenty for you and the bugs.

Job done!