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More fantastic bee friendly plants at Unwins

by Diane - March 14th, 2012.
Filed under: Unwins.

Unwins Seeds & Plants has an impressive selection of bee friendly plants. Help the pollinators by planting as many plants for them as you have room for. Most gardeners don’t need encouraging to buy more flowers for their garden – but these are important for all the pollinating insects we need.

Forget-Me-Not Blue Cloud

Forget-Me-Not Blue Cloud £1.49
The delicate airy blue sprays are superb when inter-planted with tulips or wallflowers and are especially eye-catching when planted in bold drift.

Eryngium Alpine Sea Holly

Eryngium Alpine Sea Holly £2.49
This striking perennial bears large silvery blue flower heads on blue tinted stems from mid to late summer. Elegant as garden plants and widely appreciated by flower arrangers.

Foxglove Excelsior Mix

Foxglove Excelsior Mix £1.49
Hugely popular mix of white cream pink and purple flowers all with heavily marked throats. Superb for shady areas under trees and around shrubs back of borders and excellent for cut flowers.

Foxglove Woodlanders

Foxglove Woodlanders £1.99
Our superb mixture of wild flower type foxgloves includes the rare lemon yellow among several other colours and shades. Wonderful for early summer colour at the back of a border foxgloves thrive in full sun or the dappled shade of deciduous trees.

Gaillardia Summer Fire

Gaillardia Summer Fire £1.99
Neat compact plants are an excellent choice for border or container. The flowers have blazing red centres and glowing yellow petal margins and are often up to 10cm (4in) across. Very good for cutting providing blooms all summer long.

Heliotrope - Marine x24

Heliotrope – Marine x24 £12.95
Award winning selection of the heavenly scented popular Victorian garden favourite. Good plant for attracting butterflies bees and other beneficial inscets. Large Plugs (24 cells per tray) – Are strong enough to be planted into in baskets or containers or into their final position provided the temperature is warm enough and there is no risk of frost. If not they will benefit from potting on into 7cm/3in pots to allow them to grow on before planting out. Plants will be approximately 7-10cm/3-4in from base to tip.

Lavender Munstead Strain

Lavender Munstead Strain £1.99
A compact lavender named after Gertrude Jekyll’s garden at Munstead Wood. It produces dense spikes of fragrant flowers and aromatic grey-green leaves it is perfect for edging paths to form a low-growing fragrant hedge. Good for cutting drying and pot pourri.

Love In A Mist Allsorts

Love In A Mist Allsorts £1.99
Quite simply the best and widest mixture of Nigellas you will find!So versatile Allsorts are great for garden display and as cutflowers. The seed pods are good for use in dried flower arrangements.

Marigold Naughty Marietta (French)

Marigold Naughty Marietta (French) £1.49
Marigolds are one of the mainstays of summer bedding schemes performing well whatever the weather. The bright yellow blooms streaked with mahogany make Naughty Marietta ideal for massed plantings.