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    Top plant families for pollinators in August

    The National Botanic Garden of Wales is leading research using DNA barcoding to understand the foraging preferences of pollinating insects. Based on their results so far, we asked the Botanic Garden’s scientists to let us know some of the best plants to attract pollinators in August. Here are their top six plant families. Be sure to avoid double flowered varieties.

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    Healthy Plants and Gardens, Healthy Wales

    To celebrate the benefits of healthy plants, the United Nations designated 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health. By protecting plant health, we protect the benefits that plants provide to our health and well-being, to wildlife, the environment, our culture and our economy. There are many ways gardeners can help keep plants healthy on […]

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    Plants for pollinators – creating pollinator friendly seed mixes for gardens and urban green spaces

    Meet Lucy Witter, one of our new PhD students creating pollinator friendly seed mixes at the Botanic Garden.

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    Vegetables despite winter frosts

    The growing season may have stopped for some seasonal gardeners. But in the Growing the Future Garden we are growing vegetables that can brace themselves against the winter frosts.

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