Tag Archive: bees

2014 – The year in focus

Whilst 2013 had been a relatively warm and sunny year for the “Wildlife Garden Balcony” , 2014 could best be described as more of a “mixed bag” –  meteorologicaly speaking.  Nevertheless , the… Continue reading

2013 – The year in focus

In comparison to  the relentlessly wet weather throughout 2012, the relatively drier and warmer weather during 2013  had been considerably better for the Wildlife Garden Balcony and the creatures it supports.  You may… Continue reading

2012. The year in focus.

I honestly can’t  remember such a long and relentlessly wet spring and summer as I have experienced this year. Unfortunately, the relentless rain meant that I spent considerably less time out on my… Continue reading

The Dustbin Lid Meadow

What’s green, circular, covered in bees and “pings” if you flick it? A dustbin lid meadow of course! Wildflower Meadows are some of the best wildlife habitats we have , supporting countless bees, butterflies… Continue reading

A Spluttering Spring…..

In the autumn, last year, I’d introduced a number of spring flowering bulbs to the balcony to help provide nectar and pollen for insects emerging from their long winter slumbers. In February the… Continue reading

The City Planter article

http://www.cityplanter.co.uk/inspiration/gardens/a-balcony-wildlife-garden


Michaelmas Daisy (Aster)

This late flowering perennial is of great benefit to butterflies, bees and hoverflies in the late autumn – flowering at a time of year when many other sources of  nectar have come to… Continue reading

Purple Toadflax

The Perennial Snapdragon (Linaria Purpurea) Notwithstanding that it has such a great name,  this “purple toadflax” is also remarkable for its ability to provide pollinating insects with a source of  nectar from late spring … Continue reading

What inspired me to make a “Wildlife Garden” Balcony?

I like gardening and I like nature. Having once had a large garden, a decade earlier,  I had managed to combine my love of both by creating a garden “wildlife reserve”, complete with… Continue reading