The plus side is that I have time to blog, so here are some of the flowers I have been planting recently to attract more bees and butterflies to our garden.
|Erysimum or everlasting wallflower has a long flowering period|
|Scabious or pin cushion plant (Scabiosa) and Aubretia. These Scabiosa should continue flowering until the first frosts if I look after them properly.|
|Heathers, hyssop and lavender|
Now I have removed the strawberries from underneath the blueberries it seemed a good place to plant some more heathers, including Autumn flowering heathers to provide nectar late in the season when honey bees are making honey stores to see the colony through the Winter.
|blueberries under-planted with heathers|