Garden Plants Valuable to Bees
The importance of garden plants yielding nectar and pollen is that together they provide a continuous food supply, from willows and crocus in early spring to ivy in late autumn. Once available from pastures that came into flower before they were cut, verges and hedgerows and abundant weeds.
Today's agriculture has greatly reduced these resources but gardens designed for ease of management are now valuable in providing day to day food supplies. 2003 revised edition.