It’s great to get into the habit of considering seasons, and remember to pack in as much as you can. You will be amazed with what you can achieve in small spaces! Remember to have a mix of plants and flowers, diversity is important for supporting our Bees and insects!
If you’re serious about taking action on helping Bees, then why not enhance your garden through providing plants that produce flowers covering each season? Your garden will be a year round haven for Bees and other insects.
Biodiversity and Garden Tips
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Native and Wild Flower Planting
Examples: Cowslip, White Dead Nettle, Vipers Bugloss, Oxeye Daisy, Poppies, Comfrey, Vetch, Yarrow, Cornflower, Harebell, Lesser celandine, Wild Angelica, Knautia arvensis, Geranium pratense.
Planting for Each Season
Below is a list of pollen rich Plants and Flowers for each season…
Plants and Flowers for each season
Bluebells, Daffodils, Galanthus (snow drops), Crocus, Winter flowering cherry, Crab apple Malus, Winter Honeysuckle, Apple blossom, Heather, Winter Aconite, Pulmonaria (lungwort), Salix, Iris, Wood anemone
Flowering June – August
Lavender, Teasel, Foxgloves, Feverfew, Cornflower, Geranium, Aster, Bergenia, Salvia viridis, Helenium ‘Karneol’, Modarana/Bee Balm, Phacelia, Armeria maritima, Vipers Bugloss, Fuschia, Campanula latifolia, Centaurea nigra, Iberis amara, Ilex aquifolium, Knautia arvensis, Escallonia, Lonicera periclymenum (common honey suckle), Sweet William Forget me nots, Jacobs Ladder
Flowering September- October
Lavender, Heather, Geranium, Bergenia, Asters, Helenium ‘Karneol’, Penstemon ‘Rubicundus’, Solidago rugosa ‘Fireworks’, Crocosmia, Sedum, Clematis heracleifolia, Crocus, Culvers Root, Guelders rose
Pansy, Winter Aconite, Viola Tricolar (wild pansy), Pulmonaria (Lungwort), Heather, Galanthus (snow drops)