8 plant identification apps that will make your walk in the park or anywhere with trees, bushes, flowers more interesting. You can identify plants by leaves, flowers, tree bark, and many other features. Great learning tools to have on your phone or other mobile devices while outside with kids.
Bumblebees need flowers throughout the spring and summer (March-Sept), and these need to be the right kinds of flowers. Exotic or highly cultivated garden flowers aren't very good as they either produce no pollen and nectar, or keep it hidden away from the bees. Most annual bedding plants (for example Pelargoniums, Begonias and Busy Lizzies) have no nectar in the flowers for bees or other wildlife - you might as well plant plastic flowers in your garden.