These three, nectar rich, herbaceous perennial daisies are outstanding for their attraction to insects.
INULA HOOKERI - Inula hookeri makes self standing clumps and enjoys the wetter parts of the garden
HELENIUM - Red, yellow and golden brown heleniums fit to grace any herbaceous border
LITTLE CARLOW - Aster ‘Little Carlow’ one of the earliest michaelmas daisies and it’s mildew free
Here a hoverfly collects nectar.
Hoverflies are bad news for the aphids.
Spot the little spider scurrying away.
Those gardens that have a continuity of flowers and a wide range of plants are a wonderful habitat for insects. Sadly, natural habitats are in decline and nature herself sometimes lacks a garden’s diversity.
I have thousands of flowers in my four gardens, many hundreds are different and some are native. They grow mingled together just as in the wild. Insects seem to enjoy my gardening ways.
A handsome peacock butterfly