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Hebe 'Youngii' - A compact, spreading, evergreen shrub which is smothered in short spikes of large violet flowers all summer, that gradually fade to white. The tiny leaves are dark green and glossy and often have fine red margins. Its spreading habit makes it ideal for rock gardens, or try it planted en-masse along a path or driveway. Like most hebes, it will flourish in a range of conditions, and once established, it is drought-tolerant, too. The flowers are a magnet for bees and…

Hebe 'Youngii' - A compact, spreading, evergreen shrub which is smothered in short spikes of large violet flowers all summer, that gradually fade to white. The tiny leaves are dark green and glossy and often have fine red margins. Its spreading habit makes it ideal for rock gardens, or try it planted en-masse along a path or driveway. Like most hebes, it will flourish in a range of conditions, and once established, it is drought-tolerant, too. The flowers are a magnet for bees and…

Looking for some gardening projects to do this weekend? Why not keep the bees in mind when planting? They need all the help they can get, and considering that 90% of our food and the trees that produce oxygen can’t grow without bees, they need all the help we can get too  I found... Read More »

How to create a bee-friendly garden

Looking for some gardening projects to do this weekend? Why not keep the bees in mind when planting? They need all the help they can get, and considering that 90% of our food and the trees that produce oxygen can’t grow without bees, they need all the help we can get too I found... Read More »

A pebbly mosaic for the bathroom floor - subtle yet striking (this one seen at the Hampton Court Flower Show)

Bee friendly at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2010

A pebbly mosaic for the bathroom floor - subtle yet striking (this one seen at the Hampton Court Flower Show)

(@gardeningti0116 Thank you for the invitation!) Creating a bee-friendly garden means more than just planting flowers. You certainly want to attract them with gorgeous blooms, but while they are in your garden you will want to give them a place to drink: a bee bath. #ad #bee #garden

Create a Bee-Friendly Garden

(@gardeningti0116 Thank you for the invitation!) Creating a bee-friendly garden means more than just planting flowers. You certainly want to attract them with gorgeous blooms, but while they are in your garden you will want to give them a place to drink: a bee bath. #ad #bee #garden

plant these flowers to attract bees to your garden! #bees #gardening #wildlife

plant these flowers to attract bees to your garden! #bees #gardening #wildlife

Bees get food from lots of different plants throughout the year.  As well as planting flowers, think about herbs, fruit, vegetables, shrubs and trees - they can all provide nectar when they are in flower. Use our handy seasonal guide to help your garden bloom for bees all year round.

Bees get food from lots of different plants throughout the year. As well as planting flowers, think about herbs, fruit, vegetables, shrubs and trees - they can all provide nectar when they are in flower. Use our handy seasonal guide to help your garden bloom for bees all year round.

If you want to make a perennial cottage garden, these are the plants you should grow!

The Best Perennial Plants for Cottage Gardens

Annual meadows are a low maintenance, experimental style of gardening. Here's   how to plant your own

How to sow an annual meadow quickly and easily

Annual meadows are a low maintenance, experimental style of gardening. Here's how to plant your own

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