Bee Friendly Flowers

 

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Bee Friendly Flowers

 

There are a myriad of plants and flowers to choose from, but if you want a garden teeming with life and buzzing with activity, you won’t BEE disappointed if you have some of these.

 

 

And it’s not just bees you’ll attract either – lots of other insects will love coming to visit too.

 

 

We love bees too, so have designed some borders all ready for you to download, you will love them and most importantly so will the Bees! If you don’t want to scroll through and try and sort out which plants you want to have, click our ready made designs, we’ve done all the hard work for you.  Hurrah!

 

 

If you fancy choosing some plants yourself though, or you just want to know which ones are great for insects, there are a few simple rules to follow though to ensure all the insects love your garden..

 

Choose open flowers – so avoid doubles and overly cultivated blooms

 

Avoid using Bedding plants

 

Choose more natural looking flowers and flower sizes

 

Buy plants that flower in every season

 

Use some native wildflowers in the borders too.

 

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Bee Friendly Flowers for Winter & Early Spring 

Aconites

Ajuga

Berberis

Calluna Vulgaris (Heather)

Crocus

Dicentra

English Bluebells

Erica Carnea

Genista

Hellebores

Ivy

Lamium

Lonicera Fragatissima (Winter Honeysuckle)

Mahonia

Muscari

Primrose (Native ones not some of the cultivated ones)

Pulmonaria

Rosemary

Snowdrops

Viburnum

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Bee Friendly Flowers for Spring:

Allium

Borage

Campanula

Celandine

Chives

Eryngium

Forget me Not

Foxgloves

Geranium

Geum

Hebe

Honeysuckle

Penstemon

Poppies

Salvia

Thyme

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Bee Friendly Flowers for Late Summer:

 

Bergenia

Cornflower

Hellebore

Helianthemum

Kniphophia

Lavender

Loosestrife

Nasturtium

Raspberry (Autumn varieties)

Salvia

Scabious

Sedum

Solidago

Verbascum

Verbena

Veronica

 

 

We have loads of ready made border designs that are packed with insect friendly flowers, so you don’t even have to worry about working out which plants and flowers would get your garden buzzing – because we’ve already done that for you – Hurrah!

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