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Newsletter September 2018

Newsletter September 2018

It’s Spring! Lots to do in our herb and vegetable gardens, including planting bee-friendly flowers, and if you don’t have one already- starting a compost system! Enjoy the latest newsletter featuring bee plants and composting, available at the following link: Newsletter for September 2018 As always,…

Newsletter – October 2016

Newsletter – October 2016

It’s Bee Aware Month again, so a reminder of which herbs and flowers to plant to feed our bees, and continuing on the theme – herb infused honeys as well as a bit of information on lemon scented herbs for the garden. Enjoy! October 2016

Poppy – Shirley Summer Mix (Papaver rhoeas)

Poppy – Shirley Summer Mix (Papaver rhoeas)

These beautiful poppies are a delight in any springtime garden – their nodding heads of fragile looking tissue-papery blooms come in many shades and tints and can be single or double blooms. Selected for their colour variations in the late 1800’s from the Flanders Poppy, and painstakingly developed in the village of Shirley in England, the Shirley Summer Poppy strains are delightful in a bee and butterfly garden, old English Cottage Garden, or a wildflower garden.

 

 Size: height 45cm -90cm spread 15cm
 Position: full sun

Full sun

 Uses:

butterflyAttracts butterflies

beeAttracts bees

 

flowersFlowering

 

Newsletter – September 2015

Newsletter – September 2015

Welcome to a full Spring newsletter – what to do in the garden, what to plant for the bees, herb spiral garden designs, and ideas on how to make a herbal enfleurage. Enjoy! September 2015