Wildlife gardening

  • Bees and other pollinating insects are a vital part of our natural environment, they help hundreds of plant species to reproduce - including many food crops. Without bees farmers would face a bill of more than £1.8bn to pollinate crops by hand, undermining our food supply. Insect pollinators also form a vital part of the food chain for wildlife including birds, amphibians and reptiles. If numbers are dramatically reduced, a wide range of species and natural processes could be under threat.