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Plants that a rubbish for pollinators

Posted: 10/07/2017 at 18:58

yes it would make a difference Firefly but if you read much on this forum you find many people are busy using insecticides to keep their plants pest free. They want the flower display.

If you get species plants, including those you mention, they will produce pollen, Pollen is the male part of plant reproductive process. Species would have died out if they didn't have any.

Plants have been hybridised and selected to produce bigger, 'better' flowers. They flower longer if they don''t make seed, double flowers last longer than single ones

Plants that a rubbish for pollinators

Posted: 10/07/2017 at 18:43

Species are never sterile or they'd die out. Hybrids often are. Mostly irrelevant to the average gardener who only wants a splurge of bright coloured flowers and dead-heads to get more flowers and wants them to flower longer not go to seed.  

Plant/shrub ID please

Posted: 10/07/2017 at 18:38

I think it's a rubus but not a blackberry.

There are many species

I think if you cut off everything it would come back with renewed vigour


Posted: 10/07/2017 at 14:35

ants are part of life. The trick is to learn to live with them and the rest of nature.

stop a moment and think what harm the numerous powders are doing to insects in you garden and to the birds that live on insects. 

Weeds or flowers/plants?!

Posted: 10/07/2017 at 14:07

photos can be tricky here. Make them smaller for a start then work from the camera icon

Do foxgloves come true?

Posted: 10/07/2017 at 13:27

if you've got a mix you'll get a mix, totally unpredictable what's in in. 


Posted: 09/07/2017 at 22:36

which clematis is it?


Posted: 09/07/2017 at 20:32

What is this tiny Daisy plant called?

Posted: 09/07/2017 at 20:07

I think that's Erigeron karvinskianus. 

Bug on plants through post

Posted: 08/07/2017 at 19:03

I don't think the bug mentioned is in the UK Lyn. 

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something I don't think I planted

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wot dunnit

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fidget, look at this. Roscoea scillifolia

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feeding the birds

is it good? 
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for Guernsey Donkey 
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what dunnit?

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might be ricinus

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