When we wonder how best to provide food for pollinators, it would be pretty herbaceous plants such as lavender or catmint most of us would think of first. However, the simple height of flowering shrubs and trees means they can provide an abundance of flowers that far exceeds that of any herbaceous plant. Of course, you may not have room for full-size trees, but many smaller shrubs and dwarf versions of large tree species are available that are suitable for almost any size of garden, and by going upwards you can pack more flowers into your space, whatever its size. If they are native species, they ...


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