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Plants for pollinators (for my garden!)

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I'm trying to make my garden as wildlife friendly as possible. These plants are all good for encouraging and helping pollinators like honey bees and bumblebees, many of whom are in severe decline or in danger of exctinction in the UK. I love bumblebees so lots of these plants are particluarly aimed at them. By just planting a few of these we have already noticed an increase in the buglife in our garden :-)
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Silene diocia - Red campion. Great for bumblebees and butterflies and several moths feed off the leaves.

Silene dioica (Red Campion) wild flower i remember picking as a kid from the meadow in melling. I knew it as ragged robin but i think thats a different flower.

Loincera periclymenum - Honeysuckle

Lonicera periclymenum Honeysuckle, European honeysuckle "scent is stronger at night"

Lamium Purpurea - Red Dead nettle.  Loved by bumbles

red deadnettle, purple deadnettle, purple archangel, or velikdenche (Lamium purpureum) * Young plants have edible tops and leaves, used in salads or in stirfry as a spring vegetable. If finely chopped it can also be used in sauces.

Centaurea scabiosa - Greater knapweed.  Very valuble to bees and a magnet for butterflies.

Very valuble to bees and a magnet for butterflies.

Muscari Neglectum -  Grape hyacinth.  Another version, but all muscari are very useful plants.

Musk Hyacinth (Muscari Neglectum) has edible flowers and bulbs! The bulbs can be boiled and pickled (appetite stimulant and diuretic).

Berberis darwinii- Barberry.  Flowers are loved by bees and the berries are eaten by birds.

Berberis (barberry shrub hedge) - tolerate pruning well, spring or fall

Fritillaria meleagris - Snake's head fritillary.  Good early nectar source

I want this in my yard!

Chaenomeles -  Flowering Quince.  Gorgeous red early flowering shrub

2014 planning for perennial bed: Flowering quince, Chaenomeles - The flowers are cm diameter, with five petals, and are usually bright orange-red, but can be white or pink; flowering is in late winter or early spring. The fruit ripens in late autumn.

Yes I know it's not a plant but it is for pollinators! A shelter for bumblebees, ladybugs and other useful insects.

Yes I know it's not a plant but it is for pollinators! A shelter for bumblebees, ladybugs and other useful insects.

Achillea millefolium - Common Yarrow. Very pretty white flowers that bees love.

The OFFICIAL "Weeds for Feed" Thread (Rabbits)- great site for *foraging* for bunny food!

Colchicum autumnale - Autumn Crocus. Good source for late pollen and nectar.

Colchicum autumnale Luc Viatour - Colchicum autumnale - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia