Bivänlig trädgård/bee friendly Garden
Skapa en livfull trädgård med en massa surrande genom att plantera bi-vänliga blommor. Växter som blommar under olika tider och som har rikligt med pollen. Gör…
Prunus triloba - This plant has several seasons of interest throughout the year, so it makes it a great choice for the smaller garden. It is a piucture in early spring, when its bare branches are laden with clear pink bowl-shaped flowers. These are soon followed by rich green leaves, which have a slightly paler reverse, and later still (from midsummer to autumn rounded red fruits appear.
Eryngium × zabelii 'Jos Eijking' (PBR) - This delightful sea holly has long lasting, flowers that arrive in mid- to late summer, turning bright metallic-blue as they age and usually lasting well into the autumn. They have a strong architectural shape, so are best in uncrowded borders where they can really stand out on their own. Honey bees love their flowers so they are a perfect for adding to a sunny, wildlife-friendly garden.
Pulmonaria 'Sissinghurst White' - Delicate, pure-white, funnel-shaped flowers in early spring and white-spotted, bright-green leaves. This dainty pulmonaria is perfect for shady areas. One of the first to flower, it looks lovely alongside miniature daffodils. Best in a soil that remains moist over summer, since mildew can take hold if the roots dry out.
Helleborus × sahinii 'Winterbells' - A new hybrid form (Helleborus niger x Helleborus foetidus) that is famed for its incredibly long flowering period - often from early winter to spring. It is pretty too, with nodding pink-flushed green flowers that top slender stems. Great for the woodland floor, or underplanting shrubs and trees in partially shaded borders.
Ajuga reptans 'Burgundy Glow' - A useful plant for the edge of a shady border, ajuga also makes good groundcover as it soon knits together to form an evergreen carpet. This one has multi-coloured, evergreen foliage with wine red splashes and cream margins and dense, upright spires of deep blue flowers in spring. Tolerates sun or shade and poor soils, but does not like to dry out.