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Old Tuesday 5th July 2016, 12:00
MK90 MK90 is offline  
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Wildlife Balcony

Hi all,

I've recently moved into a new flat and am trying to make my balcony as wildlife friendly as possible. I have little gardening experience so would really like your thoughts on what could be added to this.

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Old Wednesday 6th July 2016, 11:20
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It looks like your balcony is a haven already! You might like to add herbs such as marjoram and thyme. Sweet william, hyssop and jasmine would be good too. If you have the space, a mahonia and a sarcococca in tubs would attract bees.

Where flowers bloom so does hope.
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Old Monday 11th July 2016, 04:00
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suggest that you get one or two of Sedum autumn joy or Sedum marona. Of all the plants in my garden, the sedums are the ones that attract most of the bees, especially the autumn joy - it has broccoli-like flower heads from summer to late autumn and the flowers are covered in bees. It's drought tolerant and v easy to propagate.

Also a lavender would be good.

Agree with Kits about adding herbs, another one would be rosemary - added bonus is that you also use them for cooking.

cheers Peter
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