Trees for small gardens: Olea europaea, the olive tree, grows slowly in our climate and this makes them perfect for containers. Pinch out the tips when the trees reach around 1.5m to keep them bushy. Photo by Paul Debois.
Bees get food from lots of different plants throughout the year. As well as planting flowers, think about herbs, fruit, vegetables, shrubs and trees - they can all provide nectar when they are in flower. Use our handy seasonal guide to help your garden bloom for bees all year round.