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IMG 7601-The only plant in my yard to rival the echium as a bee magnet.

Lori

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IMG 7601-The only plant in my yard to rival the echium as a bee magnet.

Phacelia



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I had a few of these and they've gone to seed now, so hopefully will return in greater numbers next year. The area behind my greenhouse is my official 'messy wild area' and I like to grow stuff there that the bees love. Borage is another real gift for them Lori, as are the flowers of Heucheras.

12 Aug, 2018

 

Awe so pretty.

12 Aug, 2018

 

It’s called scorpion weed. My husband managed to mow off all the seed heads of them the other day! Grr.....

13 Aug, 2018

 

Which is the object of your ire, Amsterdam? Your hubby or the Phacelia? lol... I have so much room and like to find plants that can be planted in drifts which benefit the bees.

14 Aug, 2018

 

I think my husband sometimes deliberately hacks some plants with the lawn mower in the hope that I resort to mowing the lawns myself without decapitating the overhanging plants!

14 Aug, 2018

 

...quite a strategist, your hub!

14 Aug, 2018



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