Get the wildlife flocking in

Amateur Gardening|May 30, 2020

Get the wildlife flocking in
Nectar-rich flowers are a magnet for bees, says Ruth
Ruth Hayes
IF, like me, you want your garden to be a haven and a larder for wildlife, this week’s free seeds from Mr Fothergill’s are a must-have.

Echium vulgare ‘Blue Bedder’, also known as ‘blue devil’, ‘cats tail’ and ‘snake flower’, as well as viper’s bugloss, is a member of the borage family. Its nectar-rich, brilliant-blue flowers rise to​ 18in (45cm) and are a magnet for bees, butterflies and lacewing insects.

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May 30, 2020