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Gardening: How to encourage bees back into the garden

A bee on lavender flowers.

Not cutting your lawn and planting foxgloves are the two most popular things to do to encourage bees into the garden, according to a survey. The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and The Wildlife Trusts’ Bee Creative in the Garden! campaign has had a fantastic response from gardeners who have created havens for wild bees. Foxglove. Questions asked in the survey were: Which of these bee-friendly plants would you most like to plant in your garden? l 47% – foxglove l 25% – sunflower