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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 9:36 am    Post subject: Looking for this plants name Reply with quote

Hi, I am looking to identify this plant. Seen this recently in a garden leadened with honey bees, exactly what I am looking for my bee hives.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks like catmint, Nepeta, am not sure
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like michael is right.

Catmint.



Does it look like it to you greentoes?

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, looks like the one alright. Now off to th GC to source some, thanks to all. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cat mint alright

I had to build a cage around it to stop the cats flattening it

the photo is not my garden


Bees go nuts for it.
I got mine here
http://www.johnstowngardencentre.ie/nepeta-nervosa-pink-cat/nepeta_pinkcatpd.aspx

http://www.johnstowngardencentre.ie/nepeta-six-hills-giant---catnip-catmint/nepeta_sixhillsgiantpd.aspx

http://www.johnstowngardencentre.ie/nepeta-faasenii/nepeta_faaseniipd.aspx

and here
http://www.peppermintfarm.com/catnip.html

http://www.peppermintfarm.com/catnip_spanish.html



Lot of good stuff for bees inn this link and good lists of plants that bees like
help save the Honey bees
http://www.gardenplansireland.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2545&highlight=
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Belfast, thanks for all the info, just what I was looking for.
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