Category Archives: conservation

Gardening with wildflowers – photo gallery

I love gardening with wildflowers. They have been growing here for thousands of years and insects have developed with them, they are interconnected. Here some examples of¬†wildflowers I grow in the pollinator garden Meadow cranesbill – Geranium pratense – provides … Continue reading

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Gardening for wildlife – wildflowers, bumblebees and the Labiate family

Labiates: a large group of plants well known to us as many of the herbs we use in our kitchen are part of this great family of plants. Lavender, marjarom, rosemary, thyme are all members of this family. For insects, … Continue reading

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Wild flowers and solitary bees, a fascinating combination

Wild flowers and solitary bees: a perfect combination. In the Netherlands, about 30% of all plants are on the Red List. It is about time we start protecting these plants a bit better and introduce them into our gardens. As … Continue reading

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Different bees, different needs Part 2

Different bees, different needs Part 2 Some bees have a special connection with certain flowers. These bees are called oligolectic and it means that you will see the females gather pollen only on a few species of plants. A bee … Continue reading

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