Monthly Archives: July 2012

Gardening for wildlife – wildflowers, bumblebees and the Labiate family

Labiates: a large group of plants well known to us as many of the herbs we use in our kitchen are part of this great family of plants. Lavender, marjarom, rosemary, thyme are all members of this family. For insects, … Continue reading

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Wild flowers and solitary bees, a fascinating combination

Wild flowers and solitary bees: a perfect combination. In the Netherlands, about 30% of all plants are on the Red List. It is about time we start protecting these plants a bit better and introduce them into our gardens. As … Continue reading

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