B&Q have announced they will be halting the sale of any plants that used pesticides thought to be harmful to bees.
Suppliers for B&Q’s flowering plant range, available from next February, are now banned from using “neonicotinoids”.
B&Q are the first retailer to take action against the use of the pesticides in flower growth, after they were banned in the EU from use in consumer products in 2013.
“As part of our commitment to supporting Britain’s wildlife, in 2013 we reviewed the use of neonicotinoids in our garden chemical products,” B&S sustainability manager Rachel Bradley said.
“As a result of the findings, and ahead of EU restrictions, we withdrew all pest control…