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5 best plants to pot over the Easter weekend to create the best summer garden for bees.

5 best plants to pot over the Easter weekend

This April, we’ve teamed up with Savoo to support Rainforest Trust, marking the arrival of Earth Day 2022. To celebrate this, we’re offering an exclusive 10% off all seeds when you shop through Savoo to raise vital extra 2% donations for Rainforest Trust and the amazing work they do as an environmental organisation, protecting our planet’s tropical lands to conserve endangered species.

As a business, sustainability and social responsibility are what we’re committed to, regularly making improvements and adjustments to how we conduct ourselves, heading towards a greener future. However, there’s still a lot of work to do, as the climate crisis is steadily growing to become a significant concern for us all – which is why we’re proud to be lending our support toward this great cause.

To make a difference this Earth Day 2022, you can start no further than your very own garden! We’ve introduced a wide range of bee-friendly seeds and flowers to help make your garden a sanctuary for our endangered friends this summer. Bees are vital for maintaining our planet, helping to sustain our food supply by pollinating crops and an abundance of trees and flowers that provide habitats for wildlife.

Claim your 10% voucher with this exclusive Savoo discount code, helping to raise extra 2% donations until April 24th, and shop our top 5 plants to pot over the Easter weekend to create the best summer garden for bees:

  1. Antirrhinum ‘Dazzling Lips Pink
Image: Antirrhinum ‘Dazzling Lips Pink’ from Suttons

If you want to make an eye-catching addition to your garden this season, Antirrhinum ‘Dazzling Lips Pink’ are known and loved for large and elegant blooms of pretty pink and white tones. Perfect for displaying in beds, borders or patio pots – the antirrhinum doesn’t take long to blossom. As this plant tends to flower early, and the nectar-rich blooms attract an influx of happy bees and butterflies – there’s plenty of time to create a bee-friendly haven for this summer during Easter weekend.

  1. Dianthus ‘Rockin Red’
Image: Dianthus ‘Rockin Red’ from Suttons

For another favourite amongst our much-loved pollinators, you can’t go wrong with Dianthus ‘Rockin Red’. If you’re in the process of turning your brown thumbs green, this perennial is a great place to start, as it’s frequently recognised to be particularly hardy, returning year after year. Bring your garden to life with dianthus adorning all your summer beds and borders, and bees won’t be able to resist the fragrance of these new additions.

  1. Foxglove ‘Dalmatian Mix
Dalmatian Mix
Image: Foxglove ‘Dalmatian Mix’ from Suttons

Beautiful foxglove flowers are ideal for adding height and depth to your stunning summer garden display. With blooms reaching 40-50cm from May to July, Digitalis ‘Dalmatian Mix’ will be easy to spot by bees on a mission thanks to the plant’s tall stature. Showcasing delicate colours of purples, creams, white and rose, this plant is often a popular choice for both gardeners and bees alike.

  1. Penstemon ‘Ice Cream Collection
Penstemon ‘Ice Cream Collection’
Penstemon ‘Ice Cream Collection’

For those who like the best of both worlds when it comes to their garden and plants, Penstemon ‘Ice Cream Collection’ provides blooming beauty well into autumn, all without much maintenance needed. Give bees something they can keep coming back to by potting some resistant yet charming perennials that these honey-making insects can make the most of all season long. Offering the perfect combination of beautiful botanical blooms and healthy green foliage, it’s an easy pick for any summer garden with bees in mind.

  1. Agastache ‘Morello’
Image: Thompson & Morgan

Agastache ‘Morello’ is another irresistible offering for pollinating insects, making it an essential choice for a summer garden tailor-made for bees this season. The plant is striking in many ways, considering everything from its deep pink flowers and aromatic aroma, making it particularly enticing. Beyond sprucing up your outdoor arrangements, the Agastache Morello is bound to welcome an influx of bees.

We hope this has provided all the advice you need to create your very own summer garden bees will love. Whether your bee-friendly plants bloom beautifully this summer or you start to spot more pollinating insects making the most of your garden, why not try to make a difference this Earth Day 2022.

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