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Using flowering tubestock plants to help attract bees

Hard-working European bee extracts nectar.

All gardeners, particularly those who also grow vegetables, understand the important role bees play. Many readers will also have heard of the threat bees face to their very existence with allegations that pesticides have decimated bee populations abroad.

While the same problems haven’t yet hit Australia in quite the same way, gardeners understand that protection — and encouragement — of their most efficient pollinators are essential to the health of the garden. Continue reading Using flowering tubestock plants to help attract bees