We have always tried to make our garden as wildlife friendly has possible, planting plants that will attract pollinators, it's such a joy to see the bumble bees, honey bees, hoverflies, butterflies and moths flitting from plant to plant to drink the nectar.
Cabbage White Butterfly on Lavender
Bumble Bee on the Alium
Small Tortoiseshell on Sacabiosa
Burnet Moth on Delphiniums
Flowers attract insects by providing them with two rich sources of food - nectar and pollen. Nectar contains sugars and provides insects with an energy source, while pollen grains contain proteins and oils.
The summer plants we have chosen in our garden are:-
Clover (in the lawn)