Herbs are useful plants, not just for us but for the ecosystem. They are good for insects, particularly the pollinators and beneficial creatures that are needed to keep your garden healthy. Herbs tend to have long flowering periods with nectar and pollen-rich flowers. Think of how many bees you see visiting lavender, borage or rosemary, how many moths and hoverflies love marjoram and lemon balm. Many herbs have been bred by nature rather than artificially cultivated by humans and are therefore intrinsically linked to the ecology around them. A garden that feeds insects will be rich in other wildlife