The Sound of Summer
Sadly that sound has disappeared from vast fields of crops where we have lost our wild flowers and so our population of insect pollinators has declined.
Many gardens are almost silent too. The use of insectiscides during flowering and the popularity of colourful double and multi-petalled flowers may account for that. Many are sterile and are not producing nectar. They do not attract our pollinators: bees, butterflies and a whole variety of other insect life.
Restoring the buzzTo encourage bees, butterflies and other wildlife into our gardens we need to create an appropriate environment and select plants which are insect-friendly.
That is one reason why our style of gardening has become increasingly important.