Irish Gardeners Forum Home
 FAQFAQ   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 
Custom Search
   
Weather Report /
Moon Phase for Ireland

Post new topic   Reply to topic    Irish Gardeners Forum Home -> Irish Wildlife, Irish Wild flowers and nature gardening.

Butterflies n Bees


 
Most Recent Posts 2016 Vegetable quizz.
Last post: Greengage
funny
Last post: tagwex
Skimmia seed wanted
Last post: Brendankearns
At last! A garden joke. (except maybe it's not a joke!)
Last post: Ado 2
 
Visit TheGardenShop.ie
Author Message
hitbit
Rank attained: Hawthorn Tree
Rank attained: Hawthorn Tree


Joined: 14 Apr 2007
Posts: 51
Location: Dublin

PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:45 am    Post subject: Butterflies n Bees Reply with quote

Hi All,
I would like to attract more bees, butterflies, ladybirds etc to my garden.
My garden is not particularly big so I would like to introduce attracting flowers which will grow in pots. Any help would be appreciated.
Ps does anyone know if I need to place anything inside a butterfly lodge.

Hitbit
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
tippben
Rank attained: Vegetable garden tender


Joined: 15 Jan 2011
Posts: 896
Location: north tipperary

PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Butterflies, try scabious. Bees, try salvias and nasturtiums, maybe phacelia. You can buy seed mixes for this as well, sow in seed trays, prick out to larger pots, and see what you get.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
hitbit
Rank attained: Hawthorn Tree
Rank attained: Hawthorn Tree


Joined: 14 Apr 2007
Posts: 51
Location: Dublin

PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi tippben.

Thank You

Hitbit
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Sive
Rank attained: Chlorophyll for blood


Joined: 18 Apr 2008
Posts: 1731
Location: Co.Wexford

PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Take a look at this page from the Seedaholic website:

http://www.seedaholic.com/flowers/important-bee-plant.html/#Flowers
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
hitbit
Rank attained: Hawthorn Tree
Rank attained: Hawthorn Tree


Joined: 14 Apr 2007
Posts: 51
Location: Dublin

PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank You Sive

hitbit
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Irish Gardeners Forum Home -> Irish Wildlife, Irish Wild flowers and nature gardening. All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 

Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You can attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group

Privacy Policy | Copyright © 2006 - 2016 IrishGardeners.com (part of GardenPlansIreland.com)