Living the Good Life…

Adventures of the garden patch

Bumble Bee flower bed

I created a little bumble bee haven in this deep trellis pot, with Gladioli bulbs planted at the back and then plants from 3 different bumble bee seed mixes arranged round the front, im hoping that they will bush out now they have room for their roots to grow…

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other bedding plants…

Red Savia

 

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More bee freindly flowers…

This is my favourite plant I bought over the weekend I love the colour of its flowers… it is called Osteospermum and the colour is Outback purple…

I bought two of these, I am hoping that the brightly coloured petals will attract insects…

I planted one of these along with a few other bedding plants in my hanging basket to replace two of the plants that had died off in the cold weather…

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New Flowers

This weekend I bought some new flowers to add a bit of colour to the garden and help attract a few more bees to the garden. The plant below is a pelargonium trailing, called Temprano which is a nice scarlet colour…

I have potted it up and placed it near my strawberry plant and one of my fruit trees to help encourage pollination, and create a little trail for the bees and other pollinating insects to follow, also it looks rather nice there and adds a little bit of well needed colour to the surrounding onions. Also it will work well next to the sweet pea trellis as they grow bigger and start to bloom.

Its place within the garden…

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Wildlife report

It has been good to see more bee’s in the garden, there has been a push in recent months for people to encourage bumble bee’s back into gardens by planting bee friendly plants as the bumble bee is in decline in Britain due to loss of habitat and wild flowers. Which is why it was nice today to see so many bee’s in the garden mainly they came to visit the rasberry plant, and then a few found the flowers in my new hanging baskets. I think in if possible I will try and get some more bee friendly plants in the garden including a few more flowers! Hopefully the Daliahs will soon come up and add a bit of well needed colour and make a few more bee’s happy in Preston! :)

Bee Friendly Rasberry

New hanging basket flowers

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