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Plants for Wildlife

Garden plants are a home for wildlife and our beloved pollinators, and there are a variety of plants we can grow to help provide for them. The pollination process is one which is biological but also vital, helping plants to produce seeds for the next generation. The air, water and soil in our environment see’s great benefits from this too.

Plants for Butterflies

There’s a whole host of plants which can attract butterflies to your garden, you just need to choose the ones for you. Y...
There’s a whole host of plants which can attract b...
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Plants for Bees

There shouldn’t be a garden empty of bees, because without them our plants wouldn’t survive. Bee’s are one of the most i...
There shouldn’t be a garden empty of bees, because...
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There are endless benefits to attracting wildlife to our gardens, from supporting the bee population, helping our plants to pollinate and being mindful to the environment. Dobies, along with many others in the horticultural industries, are proud to provide plants which encourage this. Because growing plants for pollinators is much more than an absolute joy.

Over the years, we have sadly seen a real decrease in the numbers of pollinators, particularly bees. Although many factors are accountable, habitat loss is one. For this reason, it is more important than ever for us gardeners and enthusiasts alike to encourage remaining populations into our gardens. If we provide food and shelter, they will have the opportunity to 'do their work' in sustaining the future of our plants.

We know that growing plants for wildlife and pollinators is valuable, so Dobies has a vast range of options available, from annuals to perennials and shrubs, available as seeds and/or plants. There is something for every garden, every preference and every insect too!

Plants for Wildlife

Members of the daisy family are very popular with their single, easily accessible flowers. Echinacea, Rudbeckia or cornflowers are fashionable choices. Other successful options include Verbena bonariensis and lavender both offering pollinators a purple paradise! The Butterfly Bush (Buddleja) needs no explanation – a good choice for those wanting to give their winged friends something a little larger. Achillea offers a great landing platform for bees, hoverflies and butterflies and also provides food for birds in the form of their dried seed heads later in the year.

Be sure to consider all the evening time pollinators too, they need a place in our garden just at a different time of day! Moths also transfer pollen from one plant to another and they love scented white flowers, Nicotiana is a particular favourite. You’ll also benefit too, as the light fades and the white blooms really glow and emit their powerful perfume to be enjoyed by gardeners and moths alike.

The more plants you grow, especially the more varieties, the more wildlife and pollinators will visit and make it their home. Provide a helping hand to do, and shop our plants for bees and plants for butterflies.