The Flower Border

It’s still too early in the year to be planting in the garden. However it’s never too early to start planning that new ‘pollinator friendly’ flower border. Here is a selection of really good perennials that will give a dazzling display from Spring through to Autumn, year after year (providing you ‘dead head’ from time to time). Don’t forget to plant in blocks of the same species rather than single plants. This will ensure insects will find them more readily, and reduce the energy that is wasted travelling from flower to flower.

Salvia nemarosa – Balkan Clary

Sedum spectabile – Ice Plant

Stachys byzantia – Lamb’s Ear

Eryngium planum – Blue Eryngo

Echinops ritro – Globe Thistle

Knautia arvensis – Field Scabious

Lavendula munstead – English Lavender

Rudbeckia fulgida – Coneflower

Erysimum ‘Bowles Mauve’ – Wallflower

Knautia macedonia – Macedonian Scabious

Centaurea Scabiosa – Greater Knapweed

Verbena bonariensis – Vervain

We will be updating this list over the next few months with other great plants for pollinators – and where to buy them.

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