Here are some examples of flowering plants that are good for pollinators in May in the UK
- Foxgloves (Digitalis purpurea): Foxgloves produce tall spikes of tubular flowers in a range of colours, including pink, purple, and white. They are an important source of nectar for bees, bumblebees, and butterflies. The shape of the flowers is particularly well-suited to long-tongued bees such as the garden bumblebee.
- Lavender (Lavandula): Lavender produces fragrant spikes of purple flowers that are attractive to a wide range of pollinators, including bees, butterflies, and moths. The flowers are rich in nectar and can provide a valuable food source during the summer months.
- Alliums: Alliums produce tall spikes of spherical flowers in a range of colours, including purple, pink, and white. They are attractive to bees, butterflies, and other pollinators and can be a striking addition to a garden border or bed.
- Bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scripta): Bluebells produce clusters of blue flowers in the spring and are an important source of nectar for bees and other pollinators. They are also an iconic British wildflower and can provide a beautiful display in woodland areas.
- Honeysuckle (Lonicera): Honeysuckle produces fragrant, tubular flowers that are attractive to a range of pollinators, including moths, bees, and butterflies. The flowers are rich in nectar and can provide a valuable food source during the summer months.
These are just a few examples of the many flowering plants that can be good for pollinators in May in the UK. 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.