Plants, plants and more plants!

On Friday David had a half day off work so in the afternoon he picked me up and we went to ‘Lady Green Garden Centre‘ near Formby. We spent about an hour there wandering around the plants and shrubs. I had my RSPB ‘bible’ with me which is all about birds and the steps to make your garden, nature friendly. 🙂

I only wanted to buy some herbs, like Marjoram and Thyme which I got for £1.99 each, but then David noticed the ‘for bees’ symbol on some of the plants. 🙂 And then the spending spree began!

I bought, an Aubrieta which was priced for £3,99 but looking over the recipt later, it was down for £6.99 😦 I never looked at the till when the cashier was entering the plants as I was helping David pack and then the card reader was slow and I was worried it would reject my card!!

I also go three plants for £10 which I thought was a good price: I got a Lupin, an Oriental Poppy, and a Foxglove which all look lovely! I do hope they will attract the bees!

Talking about bees, as we were leaving to pay for the plants we noticed that there was a pot plant that was covered in pollinators, it was called a Helleborus (or Christmas Rose) with lovely white petals.

I was toying with the idea to buy a Honeysuckle but I didn’t know what type to get for the birds so I ended up buying the Helleborus as it also had the bee symbol on as well as lots of fat bees on its flowers 😀

The end total for all of these plans was nearly £37! :O I have spent nearly £100 on plants in a few weeks!

When we got back to mine, I helped Mum plant the new plants into the yard, some look really nice 🙂 I can’t wait for them to flower and grow 🙂

My Mum’s Oriental Cherry Tree has started to get blossom on, a sure sign that Spring is on it’s way, and on Monday I saw a bee flying in between the petals

On Saturday a delivery was made from ‘Jersey Plants Direct‘ and I was amazed that it was one of the plants from my online order. It was the Cotoneaster! It was well packed!

Maybe once this plant is established a family of Dunnocks may make their nest in the thick branches? 🙂 I am just waiting on the delivery of the Bracteantha, Lavender and a mystery plant! :O I just hope it is butterfly and bee friendly 🙂

Talking of the Dunnock, I saw the Dunnock couple on Sunday and later on the male flew into our big tree as we were planting the Cotoneaster. A few Blue Tit couples were seen eating sunflower hearts and a lone Starling accompanied by the Pigeons, but there hasn’t been much bird action recently.  I hope that the coming warmer months may bring in different seasonal visitors to our garden 🙂

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