Wildlife Friendly Herbs
Herbs are the perfect all-purpose garden plants. Most are fabulous if you want to attract a variety of insects into your garden.
The flowers of thymes and mints provide a rich source of nectar for solitary bees.
No wildlife garden would be complete without lavender, during summer months, lavender bushes are literally buzzing with the traffic of bumble bees.
Fennel flowers are a fantastic source of nectar for late summer insects, particularly favoured by garden hover flies, the larvae of which are predators of aphids.
Borage is extremely popular with bees and produces wonderful honey.
Marjoram, with its pin cushion flowers provide midsummer nectar for a host of insects.
Hyssop flowers from June til October, this flower will attract beneficial pollinators particularly hover flies and bees to your veg plot.
Rosemary provides beautiful winter and spring flowers which are welcomed by early foraging bees.
Chives shouldn't be underestimated, both bees and butterflies will feast on their pink flowers.
Herbs can provide something which is lacking in so many modern gardens....fragrance.
The smell of many herbs can remind us of childhood and take us back to happy times.
Herbs can help those with poor eyesight to enjoy gardening.
Aromatic herbs should be placed in a sunny position intensifying their scent.
Mints are always provide strong scent and when touched the aroma is released. Peppermints, Spearmint, Pineapple and Apple, Basil, Morrocan mints are all excellent garden mints, providing you have space for them as the do spread.