After reading Stuart's blog about selecting flowers to attract bees to the garden, we thought we'd ask our Twitter followers for their suggestions. Here's what they came up with:
Lavender, buddleia, sedum, scabious, coneflower (Echinacea), globe thistle, verbena, rosemary, thyme, knapweed, cotoneaster, sunflowers, asters, wallflowers, zinnia, sea holly, laburnum, borage, Japanese ornamental quince, cuckoo flower, fruit trees, mahonia and Clematis cirrhosa.
Thanks for all of your suggestions and please let us know if you think of any others.
There are more tips on wildlife friendly gardening on our website. And, if you are in the area, come along to the Gardening with Wildlife workshop at the first Scottish Birdfair 19th-20th May at Hopetoun House near Edinburgh. The experts will be sharing their favourite gardening tips and tricks. See you there?