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  1. Garden blogs

    Autumn foragers and winter worries

    The ivy is out in flower, it is covered in bees and hoverflies taking advantage of the September sunshine and topping up their nectar stores.

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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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    The pollen-nation is out in force on a sunny afternoon

    Botanic Garden beekeeper Lynda Christie discovers that, when it comes to honeybees, one plus one equals four!

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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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    Three Minute Thesis: Perfect Pastures for Pollinators

    Andrew Lucas, who researches hoverflies with the Garden, was tasked with explaining his PhD thesis in 3 minutes.

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