A little while ago I promised to add some pictures of flowers that attract bees and butterflies etc, but I never found the time. However, I have now taken some photos and I now have the time to post them. Click on a photo if you want a closer look.
This prostrate rosemary is in flower very early in the Spring, and possibly even in February, and it continues flowering into the Summer.
Columbines (Aquilegia) are an old cottage garden favourite and grow where many flowers would not. They don't need it too wet and don't mind some shade.
This bee was clearly enjoying the thrift.
Thyme is also popular with bees and butterflies
as are the flowers on chives.
These little rock roses also attract nectar-loving insects.