One third of our bee species are facing extinction in Ireland.
It’s a scary fact; pollinators such as bees and butterflies transfer pollen, aiding in the fertilisation of plants and flowers, producing seeds, ensuring a new generation of greenery is produced every day.
The decline in pollinators is due in part to the reduced amount of food (flowers) and safe nesting sites in our landscapes.
With a little help from sympathetic humans however, there’s a chance the damage can be controlled.
Now Lidl is jumping onboard by signing up to the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan.
The discount supermarket’s new bee friendly pollinator range includes plants that are particularly attractive to pollinators such as lavender and perennials.
The Bee Friendly plant range will be available in 161 stores nationwide from Thursday, July 18th.
* Dianthus Pink Kisses: €2.49
* Lavender: €4.99 (6 pack)
* Mini Cyclamen: €1.49 each
* Pentas Lanceolata: €2.99 each
* Perennials, €4.99 each (10 varieties including phlox, lavender and verbena)
Simply plant these varieties in a quiet part of your garden and forget about them; the bees will help themselves.