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March 1, 2008

Bumble Bee Plants

In light of the recent Amazon Rainforest fires, it has been estimated that 500 million bees have died in this area within the last 5 months. Bee conservation has become more important than. Here is your chance to make a difference and support the bees in your area. By planting one of our bee friendly plants in your garden, you can make a huge difference.

Arne Herbs supplies plants that encourage wildlife into your garden. Here is a list of plants that are favoured by the Bumble Bee, with links to some of the ranges in our plant catalogue:

March/April

  • Cowslip
  • Apple
  • Bluebell
  • Broom (Cytisus and Spartium)
  • Bugle
  • Lungwort (Pulmonaria)
  • Willow
  • Red dead-nettle
  • Rosemary
  • White dead-nettle

May/ June

  • Alliums
  • Aquilegia
  • Bastard balm
  • Betony
  • Birds-foot trefoil
  • Bugle
  • Vetch, various
  • Campanula
  • Chives
  • Comfrey
  • Pea, wild and sweet
  • wallflower
  • Foxglove
  • Geranium
  • Honeysuckle
  • Laburnum
  • Lupin
  • Monkshood
  • Poppies
  • Red Campion
  • Roses (singles)
  • Sage, particularly Greek
  • Salvia
  • Thyme
  • Meadow Cranesbill
  • White Clover
  • Woundwort, various

July /August

  • Black horehound
  • Borage
  • Betony
  • Buddleia
  • Cardoon
  • Catmint
  • Catnep
  • Cornflower
  • Hollyhock
  • Hyssop
  • Knapweed
  • Lavender
  • Red clover
  • Scabious
  • Sea Holly
  • St. Johns Wort
  • Teasel
  • Thistles
  • Viper’s bugloss
  • Lesser burdock
  • Marjoram
  • Mellilot
  • Mint
  • Penstemon
  • Polemonium
  • Purple loosestrife
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