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Buddleia definitely attracts lots of pollinators, so does Solanum. Bees seem to have trouble getting into aquilegias (the ones I've seen in my garden keep trying to get inside from the wrong end). Lavender, Achillea. Wasps love Angelica Giga. Hoverflies like fennel. Verbena bonariensis and dahlias.
Cornus Kousa chinensis gets quite tall, Viburnum, contorted willow, arundo donax (looks like bamboo but is a grass), smoke bush, sambuca nigra, photinia.
What about laurel whips? My mother in law wanted a low hedge as a boundary to the neighbours driveway and garage. It has filled out and is between 2-3 foot high and looks good all year round.
Add to that Amish Paste tomato, Costoluto, antirhinum red, pale pink foxglove, leonotis and sweet pea.
No gardening today but I had a peep at the seeds sown on the 31st and the cantaloupe, pumpkin, sungold, black krim and salvia seeds have sprouted already. Buddleia also doing well.
Went to B&Q in Watford for a mooch and found 2 primulas for 50p each, two pots of flowering tete-a-tetes for 1.50 each and a substantial english lavender reduced to £4.00.
It might be Dendrobium, I think that's how its spelt. I'm guessing its that by the green leaves.
A foxglove tree, pawlonia and a persian ironwood tree, think its also known as parrotia. I got some foxglove tree seeds so will try to get it to germinate.
Didn't realise you could use them for garden centres. I'll have to have a read up on Tesco's website.