This year I’m continuing to make my garden more appealing to wildlife and I have selected some new plants and shrubs with this in mind.
Down the left hand border of the garden we already have a few flowering evergreen shrubs and I’m filling in the gaps to make a hedge.
This will make good cover and nesting sites for the birds, and the flowers will benefit bees and butterflies.
I’ve chosen to add Escallonia and a large Hebe. The Escallonia is in already, and I’m waiting for the Hebe I want to be in stock.
Down the opposite border, which has a mix of shrubs, perennials and annuals, I’m adding some shrubs for colour, and berries for the birds.
I’ve put in a couple of Guelder Rose, and a couple of Spindle shrubs from CJ Wildlife. They are basically sticks at the moment, but the buds are on the move.
I also picked up some fennel, tickseed, self heal, and blue eyes grass. Plus Granny’s bonnet, and this Scabious..
I’m not done there either! I’ve sown a bit of tansy and bergamot as companions for my raspberries. They’re supposed to help control pests but attract bees. I’m trying to be as organic as possible.
More seeds have gone in, but I won’t bore you with the whole list!
Hopefully I’ll have some nice photos to share later in the year.
What are your planting plans?