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5 Pollinators’ Favourites… and they are edible too!

Pollinators I love walking around the garden and the polytunnel and hear the buzzing of bees and other pollinating insects and seeing the butterflies flutter from one flower to another. Luckily this year there seem to be a lot more insects around thanks to the lovely July weather we’ve been having… Here are five plants…

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Top 10 Bee-Friendly Flowers at the Villas!

Top 10 Flowers I have assembled a list of the top 10 flowers at the Villas (plus one for good measure) in alphabetical order that have been attracting the most pollinating insects, mostly bumblebees, in June: Achillea Aqualegia Creeping Buttercup Foxglove Geum Hardy Geranium Lupin Ox-Eye Daisy Rosa Rugosa Thyme (by far the most popular)…

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All about my favourite tree – a Poplar Tremula Erecta

De-nuded When we arrived at the Villas the garden didn’t exist. The land behind the house had been brutally razed to the ground by heartless property developers who’d de-nuded it of all its plants and mashed up rubble and waste with the soil. All that was left were stinging nettles, some couch grass and a…

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