Many commercially grown plants are grown in composts containing chemicals and regularly sprayed with harmful chemicals.
Unfortunately you may, in good faith, buy a plant from the garden centre with a ‘pollinator friendly label’ . Most of these will contain systemic pesticides which are harmful to bees and other pollinators.
Chemicals with the active neonicotinoid ingredients clothianidin, thiamethoxam and imidacloprid are harmful to bees.
Try to buy organic composts or make your own.
Buy plants from nurseries who grow their own plants and can tell you what is in the compost and what pesticides they use.
ASK QUESTIONS – this may bring about changes that will help the future of our wildlife.