A little info on Ground Bees...we have these in our backyard. Conclusion: Leave them "bee".

A little info on Ground Bees...we have these in our backyard. Conclusion: Leave them "bee".

Ground covers aren’t used very often and are sometimes misunderstood. However, they’re incredibly useful and beautiful to have around. Ground covers not only help protect the soil and slow down erosion, but they also can add color and even nice smells. Here are some of the best ground covers to have around!

Ground covers aren’t used very often and are sometimes misunderstood. However, they’re incredibly useful and beautiful to have around. Ground covers not only help protect the soil and slow down erosion, but they also can add color and even nice smells. Here are some of the best ground covers to have around!

7. Harvesting Timing of the harvest depends on what you are using the lavender for. For fresh-market or or dried bundles harvest when the first 1 or 2 flowers have bloomed. If the end product is essential oil then the best time to harvest is when about 1/2 of the flowers on the stem have

7. Harvesting Timing of the harvest depends on what you are using the lavender for. For fresh-market or or dried bundles harvest when the first 1 or 2 flowers have bloomed. If the end product is essential oil then the best time to harvest is when about 1/2 of the flowers on the stem have

Periwinkle - good lawn substitute for sloping ground. Thrives in shade and is drought-tolerant (grow on its own!)

Periwinkle - good lawn substitute for sloping ground. Thrives in shade and is drought-tolerant (grow on its own!)

We all like to get free plants. And self-seeders produce new plants for us every year. They are ideal if you want a fuss-free garden, because they require little intervention. Left to bloom and set seed, these prolific varieties will soon fill every available patch in the garden.  Here are my top 10 self-seeding plants. 1 Papaver

We all like to get free plants. And self-seeders produce new plants for us every year. They are ideal if you want a fuss-free garden, because they require little intervention. Left to bloom and set seed, these prolific varieties will soon fill every available patch in the garden. Here are my top 10 self-seeding plants. 1 Papaver

Rock Cress - Plant Aubrieta 'Cascade Blue'   Excellent evergreen ground cover, producing cushions of pretty purple-blue flowers. It can be planted along the edge of a bed or lawn, or in the rockery, but is also very effective in a hanging basket displaying a profusion of colour.

Rock Cress - Plant Aubrieta 'Cascade Blue' Excellent evergreen ground cover, producing cushions of pretty purple-blue flowers. It can be planted along the edge of a bed or lawn, or in the rockery, but is also very effective in a hanging basket displaying a profusion of colour.

Ground Bees Are Good! Why You Shouldn't Be So Quick to Kill Them: A ground bee nest looks similar to an anthill, but with a larger opening.

Ground Bees Are Good! Why You Shouldn't Be So Quick to Kill Them: A ground bee nest looks similar to an anthill, but with a larger opening.

Hôtel à insectes - The gardening experts at HGTV.com show how to create a wildlife wall to attract beneficial garden insects, such as ladybugs and ground beetles.

Hôtel à insectes - The gardening experts at HGTV.com show how to create a wildlife wall to attract beneficial garden insects, such as ladybugs and ground beetles.

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