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Grasses for bees/butterflies?

Posted: 19/12/2013 at 23:47

Oh yes nut. That's why it's such fun here 

Bringing back the Annual!

Posted: 19/12/2013 at 23:01
  1. Are we beiNg asked for our personal favourites or for those we might sell or buy?  Busy lizzies, the new guinea hybrids, would be a favourite on the market stalls.  Easy to propagate, early to flower even on very, very young plants and very popular.  Throw in the (perennial but best treated as an annual) heliotrope arborescens which is an easy plant to propagate and sells immediately when it's scent is noticed 

Grasses for bees/butterflies?

Posted: 19/12/2013 at 22:51

Yes, but they LOOK like grasses.  I still plant them for their "grasslike" form.  As I do for carex, Phormium, liriope.    But I agree we have all digressed from the original question

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/12/2013 at 22:47

Just heard the weather forecast.  Snow is forecast for Christmas eve.  It's supposed to be heavy too but only lasting for couple of days.  Stacey, you got your wish.  How did you do that? 

Grasses for bees/butterflies?

Posted: 19/12/2013 at 20:10

I grow Guinevere a beautiful white angels fishing rod.....not aware that it attracts any wildlife though

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/12/2013 at 20:06

You are naughty gardengirl.  You got Stacey all excited.  Course, ??ou didn't fool me 

Identification of a large bush!

Posted: 19/12/2013 at 19:13

Hee hee hee. I am, I am I am 

Talkback: Winter pruning

Posted: 19/12/2013 at 19:11

Passion flower I pruned every year in autumn or early spring.  Cut it back by half without going too far into old wood.   However, it became a bit of a thug here so it was removed.  Tempted by some  of the tender varieties though as they could  survive here 

Grasses for bees/butterflies?

Posted: 19/12/2013 at 19:07

I grow several grasses...bow to Jim's knowledge there about the wildlife they attract.  However plants like agastaches attracted bees in huge numbers last year in my garden as well as butterflies and they complement grasses so well.

Japanese Knotweed

Posted: 19/12/2013 at 18:50

Hiya patty

If you walk amongst or through knotweed it really is a powerful looking plant.  It's rate of growth and spread are amazing.  

Discussions started by Verdun

Verdict....your new plants this year

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Gaillardias ......who grows 'em?

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It's my birthday

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Roasting

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They're bossing it now........

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Love your garden

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grasses

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hardy geraniums pictures

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Is mahonia invasive?

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Blue foliage

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What's your acronym? A guessing game......

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Neatness.....a swear word in the garden?

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Dahliettes.....?

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Carpenteria californica shaping

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Rubbish mpc

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