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Desert island flowers

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Hi all,

If you had to pick just three bee-friendly plants (your desert island plants) what would they be?

Mine would be pussy willow, marjoram and echinops.

Ben

     
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Willow, Lamium (normally flowers March til about October/November) and probably Chives are the other favourite in my garden

     
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Cornflower, oriental poppy and foxglove!

     
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Really hard to choose just three, it would be much easier to do a top ten.  Anyway I choose Symphytum ‘Hidcote Blue’ ; Pulmonaria officinalis (wild lungwort) ; and Centaurea nigra (Lesser Knapweed).
The first two because they are a mainstay in the spring when it can be cold and there is not much forage around.

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Not easy but I would select Symphytum officinale, Onopordum acanthium and willow.

     
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Mine would be Aquilegia, Lavender and Apple
(But almost all our apple blossom got zapped by the frost this spring, so I’ll go for Cotoneaster horizontalis as a substitute instead - not much to look at, but the happy bee-sounds are wonderful in late spring, you get autumn & winter colour -plus the birds like it in winter too!)