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Encouraging Wildlife in your Garden

…garden: 1. Save the bees The number of bees in the UK is declining at an alarming rate, yet there are few explanations. It's suggested that the decline in native and wild flower rich grassland could be a cause. To help save the bees, we have put together a list of bee friendly varieties for you to grow…

What to do in your garden to encourage wildlife

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Encouraging Bees in your garden

bees died out, humans would follow just four years later, a view sometimes attributed to Albert Einstein. Bees also play a key role in our gardens, particularly in the vegetable plot, and in pollinating flowers which would be unable to produce seed without pollination. There are two main types of bee;…

News archive April 2011

…competition has now closed. Click here to read the competition rules Help to save the bees by growing bee-friendly plants By Thompson & Morgan on Monday, April 18th, 2011 Butterflies aren't the only minibeasts in danger, bee populations are in serious decline too. Plans are afoot to build so-called 'bee roads'…

Native vs Non Native

…Guelder Rose (Viburnum opulus) For a further list of wildlife friendly plants, take a look at our 'Plants for wildlife' guide. Quick Links: * Wildlife gardening * Growing plants for wildlife * Buy wildflower seeds * How to sow wildflower seeds Native plants are important food plants for much of the UK's…

Collecting Seed

…that do. By collecting your seed, particularly of the rarer or unusual forms, you can exchange it or give it away to friends or send it to one of the specialist society seed exchanges. Local gardening clubs welcome seed in plant sales or as prizes. So do not allow seed to go to waste just because you…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer SEssion 8th July 2011

…that Wes could be right when he suggests that this is a sign of tawny mining bee activity. They are mainly distributed throughout southern and central Britain, and are active between April and September. Tell your friend to keep his eyes peeled for them as they are fairly easily recognised with their…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 16th September

…and muscari which also provide bees with valuable nectar at a time of year when it in short supply. Lily of the Valley and our native Primrose might also be worth a try if the soil is reasonably moist. Name: Christina Goozee Question: My "Day Lily" is amass of seed pods after the flowers Should I pick…

Developing New Plant Varieties

…get them to market." As one of the few UK seed companies to run a dedicated flower breeding programme, we specialise in unusual annual and perennial species. 2009 saw the introduction of T&M's successful Buddleja 'Buzz™'. A world first dwarf, garden-friendly buddleja that won't take over the garden…