WildflowersAs Summer approaches and the weather starts to improve, many of you will be starting to plant out your caravan gardens for the year ahead. When you are doing this, please give a thought to our wildlife! Many plants can give your caravan and garden plenty of colour and look attractive, whilst having great benefits to bird and insect populations through pollen and seeds. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

Wildlife friendly shrubs:

Berberis
Escallonia
Hebe
Buddleja
Pyracantha
Skimmia
Viburnum
Ceanothus
Honeysuckle
Heather.

Wildlife friendly summer flowers:

Lavender
Achillea
Mallow
Nepeta
Marigolds
Foxglove
Scabious
Evening Primrose
Dahlia
Geranium
Sunflower
Veronicastrum

Wildlife friendly autumn flowers:

Coneflower
Aster
Sunflower
Sedum

There are also several herbs which are great at attracting wildlife. These not also look and smell great, but you could always borrow a bit for your own use!These are Thyme, Rosemary, Mint, Chives, Hyssop and Oregano.

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