At the end of February, bees need to find plenty of pollen and nectar to take back to the hive to stimulate the queen to lay her eggs. The more pollen they can bring her, the more eggs she lays, and the bigger the colony. One such prize-winning early pollen-producing plant is the hellebore. Others include snowdrops, mahonia and crocuses. If you have a garden with a spare patch, why not plant something pretty that will keep the bees happy too!
In this week's posy
The green iris in this week's posy come from Cornwall and we think they are really very special! Such a lovely, delicate variety with velvety burgundy tips that you won't find in the supermarkets! To compliment them we've added red-tipped hebe and garden hellebores.
What's British this week?
All of it, hurrah!