Bee-friendly Gardening

Our friends at Palmers have put together a number of user friendly guides and resources to help with creating and maintaining a bee-friendly garden.

How to Organic Gardening
Palmers and De Winkel recognise the importance of providing safe organic gardening solutions for you and your family, whilst being kinder to the environment in which we inhabit.

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Bee-friendly Pest Solutions
Don’t spray pest solutions during the day while the bees are busy working away. Pest solutions are best sprayed in the evening or early morning to reduce the harm to Bees.

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How to grow from seed
Growing your own flowers and vegetables from seeds can be fun, rewarding and economical too.

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Urban Trees for Bees
One mouthful in three and nearly ¾ of the diversity of our daily food is directly attributed to Bee pollination. Billions of dollars in NZ export earnings depend on bee pollination. And so do many plants in your garden.

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How to Grow Rosemary
Bees love Rosemary because of the lovely blue flowers they produce. Planting plenty of Rosemary together in your garden will give the bees lots of foraging opportunities.

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How to Grow Lavendar
Lavender is one of the most widely cultivated plants. Bees love lavender flowers and when visiting they will also pollinate other plants in your garden. The best thing you can do to help save the kiwi bees is to plant more lavender!

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How to grow Wildflowers
The simplest thing you can do to help save the bees is to plant some bee-friendly plants in your garden, starting with wildflower. Every ‘bee friendly garden’ should have at least a few wildflower plants. Bees are great pollinators, and therefore play a key role in producing a lot of the food we eat.

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Happy Gardening!