Red valerian is a common perennial wildflower found across most of Europe and North America. The flowers can range from bright pink to purple and in some cases white. It was introduced into gardens before the 1600s, this plant from the Mediterranean soon escaped and became naturalised in the wild. It is known to attractContinue reading “Wildflower – Red Valerian”
Hawksweed is a common wildflower that is loved by bees, butterflies and pollinators. Later in the year the seeds are eaten by birds.
I noticed a bee struggling on the floor so I attempted a bee rescue.
Water smartweed is a water loving plant with bright pink flowers.
Great willow herb is an important source of food for a great variety of pollinators. Its bright pink flowers brighten up roadsides across the country.
Ragwort is a poisonous weed that is hated by horse lovers and loved by bees, butterflies and pollinators.
Welsh poppies are a hardy perennial wildflower found in the UK. The are loved by pollinators such as bees and butterflies.
Marsh woundwort loves damp conditions so is often found on river banks and around ponds. Bumblebees love its flowers.
Green Alkanet is popular with bees and other butterflies but not so much with gardeners.
Teasel is a prickly addition to a garden. It is covered in thorns but loved by birds, bees and pollinators.