Which plant in *your* garden do bees best like?

FireFire LondonPosts: 5,480
Looking at your garden this spring/summer, what is your bees' favourite flower(s)?

Is there one they go nuts for?


  • Yes there is Fire - it is the very tall echiums every year. The tiny flowers are covered in bees.
  • B3B3 Posts: 10,537
    Pulmonaria every time!
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • FireFire LondonPosts: 5,480
    I guess the closest I have is borage, but I wouldn't they are vibrating with bees. But they like it.
  • LG_LG_ gardens in SE LondonPosts: 2,483
    Linaria purpurea (self sown) probably wins over all, but I don't think I've seen a better expression of frantic excitement than that of the bees on the self-sown poppies.
    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
  • JellyfireJellyfire SuffolkPosts: 739
    Nepeta (six hills giant) in ours, they go absolutely crazy for it
  • Mark56Mark56 Windsor, BerkshirePosts: 1,653
    Pulmonaria, foxgloves (bumbles), lupins, agastache black adder
  • MrsFoxgloveMrsFoxglove SurreyPosts: 180
    I second JellyFire  with the Nepeta and they're also loving life in amongst the white English lavender  :)
  • BijdezeeBijdezee Bruges, BelgiumPosts: 792
    Lupins, Nepeta, the flowers on my mature acer, Nasturtium, Salvia, honey suckle and escallonia. 

    A bit later it will be the Perovskia. 
  • Papi JoPapi Jo Brittany, France Posts: 2,081
    Heuchera 'Chocolate Ruffles'. See this video at 1:23.

    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 15,340
    Cotoneaster horizontalis.
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
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