Bee and butterfly plants

Did you know that we grow special bee and butterfly plants 554611_367083760018461_1200119357_a
which flower at almost all times of the year
in order to feed our bees and butterflies?

Why not grow these plants in your garden to help the environment?

January Iris unguiculata, Christmas rose (Helleborus niger), Lenten hellebore (Helleborus orientalis), Helleborus corsicus, Stinking hellebore (Helleborus foetidusJasminum nudiflorum.
February  Iris unguiculata, Snowdrop, Rosemary, Christmas rose (Helleborus niger),
Helleborus orientalis, Helleborus corsicus, Helleborus foetidus, Crocus
March Primrose, Celandine, Winter Aconite, Iris unguiculata, Iris reticulata, Viola odorata, Helleborus niger, Helleborus orientalis, Helleborus corsicus, Helleborus foetidus
April Goat Willow, Cowslip, Anenome pulsatilla, Cherry
May Apple, Pear, Quince, Hawthorn, Mulberry (Morus nigra)
June Clematis species, Pumpkins, Marrows, Linden tree (Tilia europea), Oxeye daisy (Chrysanthemum leucanthemum), Mint species, Papaver orientale, Papaver brachtylatum, White Clover, Elder (Sambucus niger), Red Hot Poker (Kniphophia), Clematis alpina, Purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria),
July Honeysuckle, Marigold (Calendula), Geranium, Clematis tanguica,
Clematis viticella, Red Clover (Trifolium rubra)
August Hemp Agrimony (Eupatorium cannabinum), Marigold (Calendula), Purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria), Clematis tanguica, Teasel (Dipsacus fullonum)Clematis viticella
September Michaelmas Daisy (Aster novae-angliae), Summer Heathers (Calluna spp), Clematis tanguica, Clematis viticella
October Strawberry Tree (Arbutus unedo), Winter Erica (Erica spp)
November Ivy (Hedera helix), Winter Erica (Erica spp.), Silk-tassell bush (Garrya ellyptica), Rosemary
December Wych Hazel, Winter Erica, Iris unguiculata, Silk-tassell bush (Garrya ellyptica), Rosemary


James Leachman, O.S.B.,  10 June 2013