Declining bee numbers is a big problem for gardeners and commercial growers. http://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/Profile.aspx?pid=528 Build your own bee hotel http://www.pinterest.com/gardendesignlon/bee-hotels/ I made this bee hotel today, using old wine boxes, cherry tree logs from an old cherry tree chopped down last week in a garden Ive redesigned, bamboo canes, and an article from the gardening telegraph 338121884495685005 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/beekeeping/10401683/How-to-make-a-solitary-bee-hotel.html

Hopefully it will attract lots of pollinators into the garden.

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border 3 months after planting, in full bloom

Garden in early spring before work started

Clients happy testimonial…. “We moved into a victorian terraced house in late summer 2011. It has a lovely long south-facing garden and although the hard landscaping had already  been done (path,patios)  and a lawn laid ,there was very little  planting in the two west and east facing borders.We’d been without a garden for four years and were really keen to have something lovely to sit in , look at and enjoy as soon as we could.I found Catherine’s website,loved what I saw and asked her if she could create something lovely for us.And she did just that and more.Discussing the design,the effect,the feel and the plants for the borders with her was really enjoyable as was the actual planting in late April.Catherine transformed our garden ,we are totally in love with it and have absolutely no hesitation in recommending her.”