Inspired by Susan’s Spring blog I thought I’d post a few pictures of what some modest planting can do to brighten up your garden and importantly attract a few bees. This is one area I’ve neglected in the past so I am attempting to rectify it this year.
Marigolds are so easy to grow and need very little maintenance even in my dry hot garden
‘Working’ plants can provide lots of colour too like these Queensland Arrowroot
Similarly food crops going to flower and seed can be very attractive as in this broccoli.The native bees love it but were camera shy.
My one and only flowering fruit tree
And finally the reliable natives
They not only beautiful and maintenance free but attract native birds like this fella