How to create a wildlife garden (part six)

Discover which bee-friendly plants Monty has decided to plant around his wildlife pond.

Do it:

May

Overview

In the sixth extract from Monty Don's guide to creating a wildlife garden, he plants a group of bee-friendly plants around his pond. First he selects Geum 'Bell Bank', with its open flowers providing easy access for pollinating insects. Then he chooses long-flowering Scabiosa 'Pink Mist', rich in nectar and pollen. Finally, he opts for the plume thistle, Cirsium rivulare 'Atropurpureum', which, although short-lived, puts on an amazing show. Watch now, for wildlife planting inspiration.

Watch other videos in this sequence:

How to create a wildlife garden (part one)

How to create a wildlife garden (part two)

How to create a wildlife garden (part three)

How to create a wildlife garden (part four)

How to create a wildlife garden (part five)

How to create a wildlife garden (part seven)

How to create a wildlife garden (part eight)

How to create a wildlife garden (part nine)

How to create a wildlife garden (part 10)

How to create a wildlife garden (part 11)

Advertisement

Related video inspiration

Advertisement

Discover more ideas and inspiration

Related content

How to create a wildlife garden (part eight)

How to create a wildlife garden (part 10)

Keeping a top bar beehive (part two)

Related offers

Offer

Subscriber only content

Save £10, plus free gift

Help your garden birds with this special winter feed pack from Wiggly Wigglers, plus get a free suet block feeder with your order. Pack contains 3kg peanuts, 3kg seed, 10 suet balls and three suet blocks, all for just £19.95 (saving over £10).

Unlock now

SAVE 20%

Farmer Gracy 20 per cent off Crocosmia

Save 20% on crocosmia

Enjoy vibrant colour in the garden summer after summer with savings on crocosmia. You'll save 20 per cent on crocosmia corms when you order now. Corms will be delivered in March 2018 ready for spring planting.

Use code: BBCGWCRO20

Order now

Offer

Apple 'Ellison's Orange'

An excellent alternative to Cox, ‘Ellison’s Orange’ is much easier to grow, is self-fertile and does not require a pollinator. Buy a bare-root tree for just £17.50 (saving £3) with this offer.

Order now