Bees are in danger and that means we all are in danger. Please plant some plants that bees love and need in your gardens…and here's a list to help!  Illustration by Hannah Rosengren, https://www.etsy.com/shop/HannahRosengren — with Illustration by Hannah Rosengren, https://www.etsy.com/shop/HannahRosengren.

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Bees are in danger and that means we all are in danger. Please plant some plants that bees love and need in your gardens…and here's a list to help! Illustration by Hannah Rosengren, https://www.etsy.com/shop/HannahRosengren — with Illustration by Hannah Rosengren, https://www.etsy.com/shop/HannahRosengren.

Contrary to popular belief, there are many flowers that bloom around the year in times that aren’t Spring and Summer. Summer and Spring are popular gardening seasons and bring colourful and vibrant plants to life, but Autumn and Winter also offer a wide range of flowers to keep gardens bright. We’ve gathered a list of seasonal flowers to help gardeners all year round and created the infographic below!

Contrary to popular belief, there are many flowers that bloom around the year in times that aren’t Spring and Summer. Summer and Spring are popular gardening seasons and bring colourful and vibrant plants to life, but Autumn and Winter also offer a wide range of flowers to keep gardens bright. We’ve gathered a list of seasonal flowers to help gardeners all year round and created the infographic below!

Want more butterflies in your yard? Plant the nectar plants they love! Here's a great list of butterfly-attracting annual and perennial plants — including those needed for butterfly larvae. #infographic #garden #gardening

Want more butterflies in your yard? Plant the nectar plants they love! Here's a great list of butterfly-attracting annual and perennial plants — including those needed for butterfly larvae. #infographic #garden #gardening

Cosmos 'Sonata Hot Pink Mixed' -  Large, daisy-like flowerheads, that come in an array of white and pink shades, appear non-stop throughout the summer and right up until the first frosts. Superb as border plants, they will also flourish in large pots - and their fine, feathery foliage is also attractive.

Cosmos 'Sonata Hot Pink Mixed' - Large, daisy-like flowerheads, that come in an array of white and pink shades, appear non-stop throughout the summer and right up until the first frosts. Superb as border plants, they will also flourish in large pots - and their fine, feathery foliage is also attractive.

We all like to get free plants. And self-seeders produce new plants for us every year. They are ideal if you want a fuss-free garden, because they require little intervention. Left to bloom and set seed, these prolific varieties will soon fill every available patch in the garden.  Here are my top 10 self-seeding plants. 1 Papaver

We all like to get free plants. And self-seeders produce new plants for us every year. They are ideal if you want a fuss-free garden, because they require little intervention. Left to bloom and set seed, these prolific varieties will soon fill every available patch in the garden. Here are my top 10 self-seeding plants. 1 Papaver

Persian Shield. Lovely colours. Cut a leaf in half crossways, poke into soil and water, they will grow roots (the same as a Coleus or Begonia Rex) and you get extra plants.

Persian Shield. Lovely colours. Cut a leaf in half crossways, poke into soil and water, they will grow roots (the same as a Coleus or Begonia Rex) and you get extra plants.

Silver Falls Dichondra is an annual with spectacular trailing habit up to 10 feet. It does well in part shade to full sun. This would be great with STORM SALMON or ROSY DAWN PETUNIAS ...

Silver Falls Dichondra is an annual with spectacular trailing habit up to 10 feet. It does well in part shade to full sun. This would be great with STORM SALMON or ROSY DAWN PETUNIAS ...

Cerinthe Major Purpurescens - Known as the Blue Wax Flower, Blue Shrimp Plant or the Blue Honeywort, Cerinthe comes from the Greek word keros???wax, and anthos???a flower. This plant has been considered an important nectar source for honeybees and other insects. The Cerinthe genus is originally from the Mediterranean region.

Cerinthe Major Purpurescens - Known as the Blue Wax Flower, Blue Shrimp Plant or the Blue Honeywort, Cerinthe comes from the Greek word keros???wax, and anthos???a flower. This plant has been considered an important nectar source for honeybees and other insects. The Cerinthe genus is originally from the Mediterranean region.

I have always used blue salvia and pink cosmos in all my gardens ....love the look...

I have always used blue salvia and pink cosmos in all my gardens ....love the look...

Annual meadows are a low maintenance, experimental style of gardening. Here's   how to plant your own

How to sow an annual meadow quickly and easily

Annual meadows are a low maintenance, experimental style of gardening. Here's how to plant your own

Fatsia japonica 'Spider's Web' - This new fatsia is primarily grown for its handsome foliage, which looks as though it has been variously been dusted with icing sugar. It makes a wonderful specimen, particularly when planted near white-flowering plants that compliment the leaf variegations. It can also be used to help add light and colour to areas or lightly dappled shade.

Fatsia japonica 'Spider's Web' - This new fatsia is primarily grown for its handsome foliage, which looks as though it has been variously been dusted with icing sugar. It makes a wonderful specimen, particularly when planted near white-flowering plants that compliment the leaf variegations. It can also be used to help add light and colour to areas or lightly dappled shade.

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