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We created a scheme of nectar-rich nepeta, lavenders, geranium, polemonium, salvia and achillea to support a range of pollinating insects. To make the pot absolutely irresistible we added two 'bee hotels' to provide nesting opportunities for solitary bees.
1Sit the pot in position, then place a layer of yogurt pots or crocks to aid drainage. Part-fill with compost.
2Add the plants, placing the taller ones at the back and the lower growing species at the front. Top up with compost and water well.
3To make the two bee hotels, drill several deep, 5-8mm wide holes into a 15-20cm long log, and fill an offcut of drainpipe with lengths of bamboo. Place among the plants.