À la carte dining for pollinators

In addition to the list of things in our newly sown wildflower meadow mentioned in a previous post, I thought I would add a note of things we have chosen to plant specifically with pollinators in mind, mostly honey bees of course, but also things friendly to solitary bees, bumblebees and butterflies.

We tried to find things that flower over the widest possible period, but we are still working on finding a few more things for early spring (March, or February even) and autumn (October/November). I will update here as we find those.

For now we have:

Ceanothus Concha ‘Californian Lilac’
Clematis Montana Grandiflora
Clematis Montana Wilsonii
Clematis Viticella ‘Venosa Violacea’
Viburnum Bodnantense Dawn
Knautia Macedonica ‘Melton Pastels’
Nepeta Six Hills Giant Catmint
Nepeta Walkers Low Catmint
Lupin Gallery Blue
Lupin Gallery White
Foxglove Apricot Beauty
Foxglove x Mertonensis
Hollyhock Double Maroon
Hollyhock Double White
Hollyhock Halo Apricot
Borage
Lavender ‘Hidcote’
Rosemary
Scabious Butterfly Blue Beauty
Lithodora Diffusa Heavenly Blue
Bellis
Valerian
Red Clover
Bird’s Foot Trefoil
Meadow Clary
Teasel
Yarrow
Selfheal
Bladder Campion
Fox and Cubs
Ribwort Plantain
Foxley Thyme
Creeping White Thyme
Lemon Balm
Marjoram Compact
Marjoram Gold-Tipped
Spearmint

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