Now is the time to stop yellow jackets! Late March to mid-May are the times you need to be proactive if you want to protect honey bees from their lethal predator the yellow jacket wasp. *edit* the archived link is gone (it's still an informative website though) Basically, this is the time-frame wasp queens are looking for a home so put out bait traps. Here is a good link with a lame pin picture: http://urbanext.illinois.edu/hortihints/0204c.html
I have used Link-stakes for years and always look for the real thing when needing more. These tall ones are great for holding back larger plants such as Crocosmia 'Lucifer' and echinacea. Speedily delivered, too, useful when you suddenly decide you want to do the project 'now'! http://www.harrodhorticultural.com/the-original-link-stakes-plant-supports-pid7646.html The Original Link-Stakes Plant Supports - Harrod Horticultural (UK)
Best Seed Mat - Biodegradable pre-seeded paper mats that measure 200cm by 50cm (80" x 20"). The mixed flower seeds, around 10 different varieties, have been chosen to provide food for bees and butterflies. Easy to use and lay on the ground. Seeds started to germinate after 11 days and grew well. Geoff Hodge, Garden News Weekly http://www.harrodhorticultural.com/bee-mat-pid9064.html
Dave Finkle - Plant Supports on Test. You simply can't break it! This support will out-live all of us. It is very strong and at the same time attractive to look at. As always with Harrod Horticultural appearance is important and the company has delivered yet again. Being trumpet-shaped, the support adds some refinement to your plot by allowing an architectural element. http://www.harrodhorticultural.com/harrod-trumpet-plant-supports-pid9244.html Plant Supports - Harrod Horticultural
Coreopsis verticillata 'Moonbeam', tickseed. This lovely, exceptionally showy, long-flowering, pale yellow tickseed is perfect for extending the season of a summer border in sun or partial shade. As long as it's deadheaded regularly, it produces a succession of slender-stemmed, single, daisy-like flowers with orange-yellow centres from June to September. The flowers are also attractive to bees and butterflies.