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Flowers you should consider planting to encourage wildlife to your garden Posted On 01 July 2022

There are few things as relaxing as sitting back and hearing the buzz of wildlife

 

Moving into a new home can bring all manner of questions and priorities that you would like to get sorted.

However, often the garden can be forgotten about slightly when busily painting walls and measuring up for new furniture.

When a garden is forgotten about or is a brand new piece of land, wildlife may not be teeming in the green space.

With the summer season in full effect, many of us will be spending our days relaxing in the garden with a drink in hand.

Ensuring there is wildlife buzzing around us can be a fantastic way of introducing a natural and authentic atmosphere to your outdoor space.

There are a number of plants and flowers you can put in your garden that will attract wildlife and encourage them to remain in your garden.

It may be slightly too late in the year now to plant some of these, however keep these suggestions in mind when planning your growing habits for next summer.

 

Comfrey

 

When wanting to encourage buzzing beings into the garden, the first throught is always bumblebees.

A fantastic plant to provide bees with what they require is comfrey, also known as symphytum officinale.

It is very commonly found across the United Kingdom and particularly flowers in May and July with beautiful pink, purple or cream flowers.

Ensure they are planted in full sun or shaded areas and kept moist and well drained.

 

Foxgloves

 

Foxgloves are tall spires of purple flowers that look gorgeous when set amongst a deep flowerbed.

Once again these flowers are very popular with bees and blossom in spring and late summer.

Plant them in a shaded area to enjoy them for as long as possible.

 

Sunflowers

 

The key to particularly encourage birds into your garden is by planting seeded flowers.

One of the most popular choices for these are sunflowers.

While looking beautiful, sunflowers are also fun and easy to grow.

 

Make sure they are planted in, as the name suggests, view of the sun and watch as birds swoop down to feed ready for migration. 

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