Calendula officinalis, a super plant for bees and butterflies.

Container Plants for Bees, Butterflies and Gardeners

Bees and butterflies love Lavender, it's a great plant to have in your garden. Lavandula angustifolia is a compact variety, ideal for containers.

Container Plants for Bees, Butterflies and Gardeners

Many herbs, such as Chives, Marjoram, Oregano, Thyme and Rosemary, to name just a few, are very beneficial to bees. Herbs are beneficial to gardeners too.

Container Plants for Bees, Butterflies and Gardeners

I used Dalefoot Composts' peat free compost when I potted up this Sarcococca confusa, a highly-scented, winter flowering evergreen shrub. This shrub will be planted out in the spring, as soon as a space becomes available. The pot in this photograph is narrower at its opening than in the middle, with pots such as these, care is required to pot on your plant before it needs repotting so as to avoid damaging the plant's roots as you remove it from the pot.

Dalefoot Peat-Free Compost

I used Dalefoot Composts' peat free compost when I potted up this Sarcococca confusa, a highly-scented, winter flowering evergreen shrub. This shrub will be planted out in the spring, as soon as a space becomes available. The pot in this photograph is narrower at its opening than in the middle, with pots such as these, care is required to pot on your plant before it needs repotting so as to avoid damaging the plant's roots as you remove it from the pot.

Gerbera garvinea ‘Sweet Surprise’ (Garsurprise) (Garvinea Sweet Series).

Container Plants for Bees, Butterflies and Gardeners

Container Plants for Bees, Butterflies and Gardeners - Pumpkin Beth

A close up of Sarcococca confusa's unopened flowers. Sarcococca confusa flowers from December to March every year, its sweetly scented, highly fragrant flowers are beneficial to bees and to gardeners, as they lift your spirits and touch your heart as you breathe in their delicious scent.

Container Plants for Bees, Butterflies and Gardeners

Aubrieta is an easy to grow container plant that also grows well on walls and in rockeries.

Container Plants for Bees, Butterflies and Gardeners

Container Plants for Bees, Butterflies and Gardeners - Pumpkin Beth

Suttons Seeds Bodacious Sweet Corn Shoots just after harvesting on 9th December 2015!

Suttons Seeds Bodacious Sweetcorn Shoots

Suttons Seeds Bodacious Sweet Corn Shoots just after harvesting on December

Suttons Seeds F1 Bodacious Sweet Corn Shoots just before harvesting on 9th December 2015.

Suttons Seeds Bodacious Sweetcorn Shoots

Suttons Seeds Bodacious Sweet Corn Shoots just before harvesting on December

Rainbow Chard and Savoy Cabbages growing in an EarthBox. The EarthBox is a specialised container gardening system, it is easily moveable being on wheels and is self watering.

EarthBox Review

Rainbow Chard and Savoy Cabbages growing in an EarthBox. The EarthBox is a specialised container gardening system, it is easily moveable being on wheels and is self watering.

Polygonia c-album, also known as the Comma butterfly, feeding on Sedum in late summer.

Container Plants for Bees, Butterflies and Gardeners

Container Plants for Bees, Butterflies and Gardeners - Pumpkin Beth

Suttons Seeds F1 Bodacious Sweet Corn Shoots pictured on the 3rd December 2015 - the day the seeds germinated.

Suttons Seeds Bodacious Sweetcorn Shoots

Suttons Seeds Bodacious Sweet Corn Shoots pictured on the December 2015 - the day the seeds germinated.

Suttons Seeds Bodacious Sweet Corn Shoots.

Suttons Seeds Bodacious Sweetcorn Shoots

I decorated my Norway Spruce Christmas tree from Wheeler Street Nurseries in Witley, with home-made natural Christmas decorations and wrapped the pot in festive wrapping paper.

Live, Growing, Potted Christmas Trees From Wheeler Street Nurseries in Witley

I decorated my Norway Spruce Christmas tree from Wheeler Street Nurseries in Witley, with home-made natural Christmas decorations and wrapped the pot in festive wrapping paper.

A close up of Erigeron karvinskianus.

Container Plants for Bees, Butterflies and Gardeners

A close up of Erigeron karvinskianus in The Brewin Dolphin Garden, designed by Darren Hawkes and built by bowles and Wyer with Wheelbarrow

Cress seedlings growing on damp kitchen paper - day 4

Growing in the Fast Lane

tasting the delights of your own freshly picked, home-grown mushrooms, grown from a kit. This year I have had so much fun growing mushrooms inside at home,

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