I would add lavender to that list. The bumble bees in my garden will always be on the lavender (hidcote giant)
I havvent time to read Kates blog, but I think the best plant I had this year were the giant Echium with a bee in every flower almost and the Scabious that went from bees to butterflys. I had the Cerinthe and Borage earlier in the year that were marvelous for bees.
Thank you Happymarion and Oldchippy! I will miss blogging on GW too and reading your comments. I will still be around on GW - we will be doing videos and other bits and pieces. And yes - hazelnut trees are great. I wish I'd had the space to write a list of 100 best plants, but it still wouldn't be enough! Kate
For me it's lavenders, honeysuckles, clematis, echinops, monardas, crab apples, daffs and crocuses, blueberries, pulmonaria, foxgloves, single roses, holly, sedums and, in fact, most plants in my garden but these are the ones that buzz and hum.............
I find teasle is a nightmare as it self sows and comes up year after year and there are no goldfinches around here it seems.
Sorry you're giving up blogging Kate but good luck with the future projects.
And all those obe sugested, but I have to admit I think some of my honeysuckles may come out, they are so untidy. Delphiniums and lupins as well to add the list.
Buddleja surely must be included?
The butterflies swarm over it and it's a really good source of late pollen for our busy friends.
Aww thanks Oldchippy x
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