Newbie plea for help!
I have quite a large tree at the bottom of my garden and a bare area underneath - it's probably 3 metres wide and 1 deep. It's an area between a recently planted laurel hedge (currently about half a metre tall) and the tree. The weeds are loving it, however I'd prefer to plant some pretty things there that will encourage bees and butterflies. I'm quite keen to have something growing into the tree, perhaps a honeysuckle of some kind, but I don't want to damage the tree. I'd like the area to be quite low-maintenance, more of a wild garden really.
Do you have any suggestions of British flowers? I have two very mischievous cats who enjoy eating plants...so nothing toxic to cats please!
Thank you in advance