Posted: 20/07/2014 at 14:04
My word! Wildflowers and bee friendlies have made a huge difference to the number and variety of visitors to our garden. We moved here two years ago and took over a neglected shrubby type garden - some we have kept at the moment to add depth but other have gone. We grew from seed bug friendlies and wildflowers and this year there have been loads of buzzes of varying types and butterflies in droves - none of them unusual but all of them beautiful. They have particularly liked the Wild Marjoram, Thyme and Sage (which we let flower) . We also let the clover grow in the lawn(?) and left white dead nettles to flower. Calendula, Cosmos, Stocks have all been popular as well as Lavender and Verbena. Lots more to do, but we've made a start!