I'm confused. it doesn't take much admittedly. I was going to order the gladioli that were on offer. I'm not even sure why 'cos gladdies aren't really my thing but I am a sucker for a special offer! i did think it was probably a waste of money etc. because they serve no purpose for bees but now I'm not so sure. I've read on some wildlife sites that bees do actually like them. so, who's right?