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What are the best white flowers for bees and butterflies??

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 07:34

Lots of Tiarellas/Heucheras/Heucherellas have almost white flowers. I've had a tiarella flowering for almost two months - just going over now and the brighter yellowy/acid green Heuchera 'Lime Marmalade' and 'Alabama Sunrise' are about to flower. Bees love them.

The Acteas are great too as Verdun said. My new ones are growing well so hope to see flowers forming soon, and I also have white Buddleia.


Posted: 04/06/2014 at 07:29

Morning all. The rain we were to get hasn't appeared - yet - so it's quite nice just now. Youngest fairy goes back to school today after study leave - that's a shock to her system!

We have foxes trotting around here too Dove - there's lots of woodland around. 

KEF - is it strange that I like going to B&Q?  

Bracken's a bit of a thug when it gets going chicky - good luck with it. I remember a hill walk which involved a couple of miles initially through bracken. It was about 4' high at the time 

Off for a quick look round before I head off to the mine 

Have a good day everyone


Posted: 03/06/2014 at 12:33

Just in for a quick lunch. Choked on my sarnie when daughter showed me this pic. Just google 'obese, midget giraffe'. It's photo shopped but it'll make you laugh 



Posted: 03/06/2014 at 07:40


Couldn't they just eat the seals Verd? 

Wet here so just as well I'm off to work. I'll catch up with you all later

Have a good day everyone 

slugs, slugs and more slugs

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 07:25

I grew some sunflowers when the girls were small Dove and the best deterrent was ash from my Dad's fire in a ring round them. They left them alone after I did that.


Posted: 03/06/2014 at 07:22

KEF - do you grow the toms on if they've self seeded?


Posted: 03/06/2014 at 06:58

I aim to please...


Posted: 03/06/2014 at 06:52

Morning chick and Daisy. Do you get many giraffes in your 'neck' of the woods chick? 

That was quite good for this time of the morning if I say so myself  

Thanks Dove - but I have my brew of tea 

slugs, slugs and more slugs

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 06:46

Unfortunately when we start growing plants - whether to look at or to eat - it attracts attention from our slimy friends. Big society Dove

I have huge snails in this garden and they're in rampaging gangs this year because the garden now has some plants! It's one of those issues that benefits from as many attacks as possible. I use rings of  pine cones whenever I can, which seems to work better than anything, and I've been going out and gathering/dispatching. I may have to do the slug pub thing- - but I hope it settles a bit as more wildlife comes in as well.

I've got a few sacrificial hostas for them and I look in the log pile behind the shed where they like to hide away.


Posted: 03/06/2014 at 06:36

We're overrun with magpies here 

I was entertained by a little sparrow family on Sunday - dad came down onto the ground chirruping to introduce the two youngsters who hopped along the fence chatting to each other and fluffing themselves up, while mum looked on from the shed roof. Dad looked very proud  I would have got the camera but I'd have missed the antics by the time I came back out. 

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