• bees
  • A study in 2005 found that pollen is transferred between flowers by night-sheltering solitary male bees, which are the only known pollinators of the plants. (wikipedia.org)
  • if you have space Giant Echium's are one of the best summer flowers for bees. (apicultural.co.uk)
  • The warm start to the season has meant that many plants have flowered far earlier than normal and this spring everything seems to have bloomed simultaneously leaving our bees spoilt for choice. (apicultural.co.uk)
  • Other garden shrubs important as sources of nectar in urban areas include Hebe, Choiysia, Pyracantha and Cotoneaster - all are popular with bees and are widely planted in urban car parks, and amenity areas around housing developments. (apicultural.co.uk)
  • This summer more than ever I think our bees will be reliant on our park and garden flowers to see them through lean times when their usual sources of food may have already finished blooming as a result of the early start to the season. (apicultural.co.uk)
  • Gardens
  • The home owners wanted very summery-feeling flowers, those mostly not available from commercial florists, but I learned alot those summers, about the realities of what grew well in gardens as cut flowers, and what didn't. (growingwithplants.com)
  • If you live in southern California, or even in Oregon, you may be able to grow a broader range of these bulbous or South African winter or late spring blooming plants in your gardens, but as a cut flower crop, these are intended as greenhouse crops, and not as garden flowers, especially as cut flower garden flowers. (growingwithplants.com)
  • foliage
  • If you live in a humid climate, watering at this time lets the sun evaporate the standing water from the foliage of your plants, preventing mildew. (bloomindesigns.com)
  • Plants that store water either in there leaves and stems like Succulents and sedums tolerate long periods of drought thanks to their plump foliage or stems. (flowerpotman.com)
  • flowers
  • Flowers are yellow-green cyathias borne in dense cylindrical to spherical, terminal cymes from early spring to early summer. (garden-en.com)
  • If that weren't enough, this plant has edible flowers that add colour to salads, and the petals may be used as an alternative for saffron, and are the traditional source for the colour in Cheddar cheese. (plantexplorers.com)
  • A reduction in incoming nectar and pollen as the spring flowers cease but the summer flowers are yet to peak can leave large colonies struggling to feed themselves or fill supers with surplus honey for the beekeeper. (apicultural.co.uk)
  • Early summer flowers like Lime, Sweet Chestnut, Oriental Chestnut, Pseudo Acacia, Bramble and many of our flowering hedgerow herbs and meadow flowers have already begun to bloom. (apicultural.co.uk)
  • Until recently, fresh cut flowers were considered a luxury, a very 'Downton Abbey' practice, only planted on the great estates and private homes of the wealthy who could afford greenhouses and long rows of garden space just for product and cut fresh flowers. (growingwithplants.com)
  • When I worked at an estate, we grew long rows of summer annuals just for cut flowers. (growingwithplants.com)
  • Sure, Dutch bulb flowers such as French tulips and ranunculus provide a more tender and fresh form, but I want to be able to cut flowers for most of the summer. (growingwithplants.com)
  • The flowers of Cypripedium candidum begin to form when the plant is still emerging from the ground in the spring. (blogspot.it)
  • South African plants enjoy the heat, but they also need rain so, although crocosmias, agapanthus, dieramas and kniphofias will survive hot summers, they will probably produce fewer flowers. (flowerpotman.com)
  • stems
  • Shrubby wallflower is a long-flowering perennial, or to be precise a subshrub forming woody stems, exactly like lavender plants do. (garden-en.com)
  • Most drought tolerant plants especially the Mediterranean natives, have silver or grey-green leaves to reflect the harsh rays of the sun and some have fine hairs on there leaves or stems, to trap moisture around the plant tissues. (flowerpotman.com)
  • Early Summer
  • Early summer, June in particular is a time of the year which brings uncertainty for many a beekeeper, and for those in rural areas in particular. (apicultural.co.uk)
  • Even at that height, after flowering, White Lady's Slipper plants can be difficult to find amongst the dense vegetation that surrounds them in prairies and fens in the late spring/early summer. (blogspot.it)
  • bloom
  • In urban areas the June Gap is rarely felt because our towns and cities contain an abundance of exotic plants which bloom throughout June filling the gap in forage availability. (apicultural.co.uk)
  • The later 2 have already by and large finished flowering now but Choiysia and Hebe often have a second flush of blossom and will continue to bloom well into summer. (apicultural.co.uk)
  • prolific
  • At this time of year Honey bee colonies are approaching their peak in worker population in readiness for the summer flow, Queens are laying at a prolific rate and colonies have many larva to feed. (apicultural.co.uk)
  • Geranium Horizon are an outstanding series of Geraniums, versatile, prolific and free flowering all summer with the best geranium leaf zoning we have seen. (brooksidenursery.co.uk)
  • known
  • Euphorbia lathyris is also known as the mole plant because of its reputation for deterring the activity of this creature. (garden-en.com)
  • shade
  • Even sun-loving plants appreciate a little shade their first few days in the ground. (bloomindesigns.com)
  • If your plant looks wilted after 2 or 3 days of muddying in, try putting some shade over it for a few days and continue the muddying in. (bloomindesigns.com)