Planting new nectar-rich bed near pond
Sunday 12th April 2003 in the garden diary...
I have a small area near the new pond (probably less than 2 square metres) which I want to plant with nectar rich plants. Last weekend I planted a couple of globe thistles (echinops) and today I added a couple of fennels (foeniculum vulgare), one of which was of the bronze (pupureum) variety. I also transplanted a couple of oriental poppies (Papaver orientale) and a lupin (Lupinus) from elsewhere in the garden. At the front of the bed, adjacent to the pond, I sowed californian poppies (Eschscholzia californica) and some nasturtiums (Tropaeolum). I've left space at the back for some teasels (Dipsacus fullonum) which I haven't sourced yet.
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