Bedding plants for shaded areas


Flowers for bumblebees

March - April
Apple
Bluebell
Broom
Bugle
Cherry
Erica carnea (heather)
Flowering Currant
Lungwort (Pulmonaria)
Pear
Plum
Pussy Willow
Red dead-nettle
Rosemary
White dead-nettle
May - June
Alliums
Aquilegia
Birds-foot trefoil
Bugle
Bush vetch
Campanula
Ceanothus
Chives
Comfrey
Cotoneaster
Escallonia
Everlasting Pea
Everlasting wallflower
Foxglove
Geranium
Honeysuckle
Kidney Vetch
Laburnum
Lupin
Monkshood
Poppies
Raspberries
Red Campion
Roses (singles)
Sage
Salvia
Thyme
Tufted vetch
Meadow Cranesbill
White Clover
Wisteria
Woundwort
July - September
Black horehound
Borage
Bramble
Cardoon
Catmint
Cornflower
Delphinium
Heathers
Hollyhock
Hyssop
Knapweed
Lavender
Lesser burdock
Marjoram
Mellilot
Mint
Penstemon
Phacelia
Polemonium
Purple loosestrife
Red bartsia
Red clover
Rock-rose
Sainfoin
Scabious
Sea Holly
Snapdragons
St. Johns Wort
Sunflower
Teasel
Thistles
Viper’s bugloss

Butterfly friendly plants

New products at Thompson & Morgan

Butterfly Mixture - 5 packets (5 grams)
Butterfly Mixture - 5 packets (5 grams) £8.69
An exciting blend, specially selected to attract butterflies and other beneficial insects to your garden. Excellent for making attractive drifts of colour, and your garden a haven for wildlife. Easy to grow.
Butterfly Mixture - 1 packet (1 gram)
Butterfly Mixture - 1 packet (1 gram) £2.29
An exciting blend, specially selected to attract butterflies and other beneficial insects to your garden. Excellent for making attractive drifts of colour, and your garden a haven for wildlife. Easy to grow.
Butterfly Mix - RHS Garden Explorers Children's Seeds - 1 packet (1 gram)
Butterfly Mix - RHS Garden Explorers Children's Seeds - 1 packet (1 gram) £1.49
Attract butterflies into your garden with this special selection of flowers they really like. We are very easy to sow direct into the ground either in the border or in random blocks and by summer your garden will be filled with colour and wildlife. Height Range: 30-100cm.Did You Know? Butterflies and moths are fussy and don't like any old flower. They all prefer special flowers for nectar and special plants for feeding their caterpillars.

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Bees and other pollinating insects need all the help we can give them!

Single flowers are better for bees. Anything that has been bred to produce more petals or double flowers tends to have very little in the way of pollen for bees and other insects.

Without bees the food crops will not be pollinated.

Bees, hoverflies, butterflies and moths all need nectar.

You don't have to dedicate your entire garden - just a few select plants can really help!

A wide shallow dish of water is also an essential for encouraging wildlife in. Not only do birds need a drink, but so do bees. They need many litres of water to make honey! So a wide shallow edged container with water in is a real help to them!

List of Bee Friendly plants at T&M

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