March marks the beginning of spring in the UK and it’s a great time to start planting flowering plants that can provide food and habitat for pollinators. Here are some examples of flowering plants that may be attractive to pollinators in March in the UK:
- Daffodils (Narcissus): Daffodils are a popular spring-blooming flower that produce yellow or white flowers that are attractive to bees and other pollinators.
- Primroses (Primula): Primroses produce delicate, colourful flowers in shades of pink, purple, white, and yellow that are attractive to early emerging pollinators.
- Grape hyacinths (Muscari): Grape hyacinths are small, bulbous plants that produce clusters of blue or purple flowers that can be attractive to bees and other pollinators.
- Winter heather (Erica): Winter heather is a low-growing shrub that produces clusters of small, pink or white flowers in late winter or early spring that can provide a valuable food source for pollinators.
It’s important to note that the availability and timing of flowering plants may vary depending on your specific location and climate in the UK. It’s always a good idea to consult with local gardening resources or experts to determine the best plants for attracting pollinators in your area. Additionally, it’s important to provide a variety of plants that bloom at different times throughout the year to ensure a continuous food source for pollinators.