Back to my own garden this week for six on Saturday. There is a lot going on so it is hard to know what to choose.
- CLOVER: On our return from Wales the red and white clover was at it’s peak. Both are great bee food. The white clover comes up on our “lawn”, because we don’t cut it too often. It smells heavenly. Red clover is in the wildflower meadow and the gravel drive. It is particularly food this year.
2. RINGLET: Ringlet butterflies are also doing well this year and are loving the wildflower meadow.
3. WORCESTER BERRIES: It is not a great fruit year for us (we’ve no apples or plums because of late frosts) but we do have some berries. Here Worcester berries (cross between gooseberry and blackcurrant).
4. CAMPANULA. Campanula (bellflowers) are one of my favourite summer flowers. These ones grow to about 1m tall and do suffer a bit of wind damage, but always give a great display of colour.
5. VERBENA: I grew this from seed a couple of years ago and really like the way the tall stalks rise above all the other flowers in the flower bed.
6. BORAGE: I grow borage in the vegetable plot where it self-seeds. This is another great bee plant.