Sunday, 3 June 2012


This has to be one of the best plants for attracting bees. I originally sowed it as a green manure - and still do - but I like to let some of it flower. It self seeds readily and germinates even in dry soil.


londoner said...

Could you plant phacelia (seed it) actually around the base of an apple tree do you think?

Simon said...

Not too sure about that londoner - might be worth a try but as it's really a green manure crop for open ground it might not cope too well in shade; if you're looking to attract beneficial insects in such a situation you'd probably be better going for something that does well in shade - lady's bedstraw perhaps.