Wednesday, November 9, 2011

My bee garden

Lavender, feverfew, white horehound, wall flower, echinacea, nasturtium, rue, sweet william, thyme, hyssop, mexican sage and celandine grow in the bee garden.

The bees particularly love the white horehound flowers which are actually very inconspicuous. Many butterflies flit happily here too and the garden feels very much alive.

Many of the plants are self seeded. Even the echinaceas self seeded and I had small plants growing in the cracks of the paving! I like the wild effect which self seeding brings, and which insects love. It gives me so much pleasure to see how many insects enjoy and make use of the plants in my garden, I can only encourage everyone to do the same, and give the pollinators a poison-free environment.