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growing wildflowers for bees and butterflies

Posted: 07/08/2013 at 14:25

Thanks Gardenmaiden - I have lots of lavender, but no globe thistles or shasta

daisies, so will try those too (maybe have the shasta daisies in my garden

rather than wildflower garden though as I don't think they are wild flowers?

growing wildflowers for bees and butterflies

Posted: 06/08/2013 at 10:34

Great!  I look forward to that!  Sorry if my posts are a bit erratic at

the moment - I'm besieged by grandchildren wanting to go places!

I'm trying very hard to get my eight year old grandson interested in

gardening and so far he quite likes it, especially when he sees the

flowers growing, as he helped me sow the seeds.  

growing wildflowers for bees and butterflies

Posted: 04/08/2013 at 22:23

I love water lillies, but have to be content seeing them in the wild, as I

don't have any ponds.  When they get going for you would love to see a

photo!!

growing wildflowers for bees and butterflies

Posted: 04/08/2013 at 22:06

Thanks Nutcutlet - it's great you've identified it for me.  I'm pleased you like

my marigolds and will make sure you get plenty of seeds.  On looking at the

wildflower garden this afternoon, I decided my best option was to pull out most

of the yarrow as it is taking it over and I don't want it to swamp the other flowers.

I felt very guilty doing it as it's so pretty but there would have been zillions of

seeds if I'd left it.  However, if you would like some seeds I have left a couple

of plants, but I expect you have to be careful with it, like cow parsley - I seem to

remember you told me that can be invasive if you leave too much of it to its

own devices!!  So pleased you've got your lillies Nutcutlet - well done!

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Posted: 04/08/2013 at 14:26
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Posted: 04/08/2013 at 14:18
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 Don't know if this has worked but here goes Nutcutlet - photo of the

white flower which seems a bit invasive - do you have any idea what

it is please?  It's not as good a picture as I'd hoped so I'll post

another one to give you an idea of its height!

growing wildflowers for bees and butterflies

Posted: 04/08/2013 at 13:54

Hi again Nutcutlet.  Thanks very much for all your good advice which I will

be sure to follow. I would very much like some Lesser Knapweed please, as

I want to try and get as many wildflower species to grow as possible.  I'm going

to try to post a photo of a white flower which seems to be spreading

everywhere in my wildflower garden and wonder if you could please identify it

for me, as I think I need to get it pulled out before it sheds its seeds, otherwise

I won't have room for anything else next year! Thanks again for everything!

growing wildflowers for bees and butterflies

Posted: 04/08/2013 at 11:30

Thanks Nutcutlet - just off out, so will reply to you later.

growing wildflowers for bees and butterflies

Posted: 03/08/2013 at 23:59

Hi Nutcutlet - I'm going dizzy and probably driving you dizzy too!!

I now have my toolbar back, but I still can't read the PM you sent

me tonight although I can see the start of your message as clear

as day.  Every time I click on your message all that comes up is

my original question to you I asking what to do with my wildflower

garden when it dies back.  Think I'll go to bed and hopefully get out

the right side tomorrow!  By the way please ignore the message I

posted to you prior to this one - it just doesn't make sense as everything

I typed disappeared somewhere in cyber space!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted: 03/08/2013 at 22:07

Hi Nutcutlet,

Just to let you know I've PM'd you!

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