What’s ‘perfect for pollinators’ on your plot?

What’s ‘perfect for pollinators’ on your plot?

Take part in the RHS ‘Perfect for Pollinators’ survey

The RHS and the University of Bristol are asking gardeners to take part in a new online survey to identify the most commonly planted pollinator-friendly plants and assess how good UK gardens really are for pollinators.

RHS scientists believe the study, the first of its kind in the UK, will help fill a significant gap in the knowledge that exists about the distribution of garden plants which provide nectar and pollen. Although the RHS has already created its own ‘Perfect for Pollinators’ list, it wants to tap into the experiences of gardeners to enhance that list. As part of the survey the RHS is asking gardeners to nominate pollinator-friendly plants not currently listed. The ultimate aim is to create a ‘champions’ league’ of the most pollinator-friendly garden plants.

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Go to https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/RHSp4pSurvey to take part in the survey, which will run until September. The data will be analysed over the autumn, with the results expected to be available to gardeners by the end of the year

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Steve Ott