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04/07/2013 at 08:14

Hi everyone,

Some time ago, I purchased acouple of packets of wild flower seeds, with the intention of trying my best to help out the Bees etc. One or two have flowered, but, not being green fingered in any way at all, I have no idea what the flowers are, so I`m hoping the experts here, can help. I hope the picture helps, thankyou in advance, cresser.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/26699.jpg?width=290&height=350&mode=max

 

04/07/2013 at 08:58

Phacelia tanacetifolia

The bees love it. It is often used as green manure, dug in before flowering but i let it flower for the bees.

04/07/2013 at 17:20

Thankyou fidgetbones, I `ve never heard of it, but at least I can now pretend I know what I`m on about!!!!!

Cheers, cresser.

04/07/2013 at 17:27

It's quite pretty in a vase and lasts a long time.

04/07/2013 at 19:46

I think it's Phacelia that can be used by farmers and then it's ploughed back in to the soil to improve it. Imagine a whole field of blue .........

04/07/2013 at 22:04

 yes i have planted it this year for the bees it is a very pretty blue.

i did a small wild flower area, this is about all that is growing in it! 

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