(@gardeningti0116 Thank you for the invitation!) Creating a bee-friendly garden means more than just planting flowers. You certainly want to attract them with gorgeous blooms, but while they are in your garden you will want to give them a place to drink: a bee bath. #ad #bee #garden

Create a Bee-Friendly Garden

(@gardeningti0116 Thank you for the invitation!) Creating a bee-friendly garden means more than just planting flowers. You certainly want to attract them with gorgeous blooms, but while they are in your garden you will want to give them a place to drink: a bee bath. #ad #bee #garden

UPDATED Infographic: 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. #garden #gardening

UPDATED Infographic: 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. #garden #gardening

Small gardens and urban gardens can still be havens for wildlife!

4 Easy Ways to Turn Your Small Garden Into a Wildlife Haven

Insect hotel - really great for kids to make, and a fab way to teach them how important insects are to the health of your garden

Insect hotel - really great for kids to make, and a fab way to teach them how important insects are to the health of your garden

You can have a colourful garden with flowers blooming all year round – just use our simple guide!

You can have a colourful garden with flowers blooming all year round – just use our simple guide!

Tips and resources for starting a small butterfly garden at home

How to Start a Butterfly Garden

photos of full sun perennial flower beds | Butterfly Garden Plants, Butterfly Garden Plans, Live Butterfly Garden

photos of full sun perennial flower beds | Butterfly Garden Plants, Butterfly Garden Plans, Live Butterfly Garden

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

Top 10 self-seeding plants for a fuss-free cottage garden

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

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