Tag - Bees

START YOUR SEASON WITH HELLEBORES

Commonly known as the Lenten rose or Christmas rose these stunning plants are the first signs that spring is on the way. They produce masses of flower in a range of colours from whites, pinks, purples, to deep dark reds. They flower from early February to the end of April. They can be used in a mixed semi-shaded or woodland border but are also happy in a pot on the terrace. Hellebores are a good nectar source for our friendly pollinators as [...]

NATURALISTIC PRAIRIE PLANTING COMBINATIONS

 When we think about prairie planting schemes we tend to look at the leaders in this area of design for inspiration and ideas. Designers such as Piet Oudulf, Nigel Dunnett and Dan Pearson have all showed it can be achievable to recreate the feel of the Native American prairies in a small space. Once established these planting schemes can provide long periods of interest. Require less watering and are drought resilient once established after their first two seasons. Also [...]

BEST SMALL TREES FOR BEES

Best Small Trees for Bees Britain's bees are in decline, ahead of our WORLD BEE DAY  celebration with North London Beekeepers on Sunday 20th May, we've been gathering together plants and pest busting techniques to bring the bees buzzing back.   We know the struggle of gardening in London with limited space, so we've put together a list of small, spring flowering trees, you could grow in your garden, balcony or even a container on your doorstep; adding trees to your outdoor space can [...]