Perfect for pollinators

The plot robinI spent Wednesday morning on the plot in the sunshine,  with the robin keeping me company.  I pulled up all the black, manky pot marigolds which I added to the compost heap, then hoed over the areas but left any weeding for another day.


Looking at the log pile and surrounding wild patch I’ve decided that next spring instead of doing a minimal tidy-up, as I usually do, I’m going to do major one including replacing most of the logs.   It’ll be the first time that I’ve done this since I’ve had the plot.

The log pile & wild patch

RHS Perfect for Pollinators

Once it’s all done I will sow a mix of centranthus ruber Snowcloud and phacelia tancetifolia in the surrounding area. According to the RHS both are perfect for pollinators

Have a good week!


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24 Responses to Perfect for pollinators

  1. Linda says:

    Lovely update thank you for sharing Mike and have a blessed day

  2. Susie says:

    Thanks Flighty I have been pottering in the garden. Raining here in Cheshire, need to clean the pond! Have a good day.

  3. menhir1 says:

    Almost all at rest now. Your plans sound interesting, it will be even more interesting to see the outcome. 🙂 xxx

  4. Liz says:

    What a lovely picture of your robin pal with the way the light falls through the branches.
    There is an area of meadow grass similar to yours, but on a larger scale, at a local park. There are signs saying “Do Not Mow” and yet someone cut it all down about two months ago! It is so pretty in winter providing shelter for wildlife and color contrast. It’s usually cut in the spring when you plan your renovation.

    • Flighty says:

      Liz I’m glad you like the picture.
      Shame that the grass was cut down as leaving for the winter really helps the wildlife. Spring is the best time to do it. xx

  5. Matt @ Garden59 says:

    I love red valerian, that’ll look great.

  6. nikkipolani says:

    Must be nice to be able to grow centranthus without worrying about their thuggish nature! How many years have you had this plot? Must be like doing a bit of remodeling to replace all the logs 😉

  7. Jo says:

    The mild weather is enabling us to get on with lots of extra jobs before winter really sets in. It’s turned very cold this weekend though and it never stopped raining here yesterday.

  8. CJ says:

    Lovely to hear that you’ll be planting things for pollinators, I shall look forward to seeing what turns up. I shall try and get something similar in the garden this year. CJ xx

  9. elaine says:

    Sunshine! – what’s that!

  10. snowbird says:

    Good to hear you have had sunshine. The temperatures certainly are incredibly mild for this time of the year.
    The pollinators will love your new plantings.Your little robin is gorgeous!xxx

  11. Such a grand plan, a little sunshine will do that. I don’t think we have seen the sun in three weeks.

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