Herbs are good for nectar including lavenders, primroses, aubretias
, bluebells and lungworts are good for early flowers.
Q I have several large aubretia
plants in a dry stone wall that flowered well last spring but are now straggly.
Take cuttings of aubretia
, hydrangea, hardy shrubs and pinks, root them in a cold frame with a tight-fitting lid and provide ventilation when the cuttings start showing signs of growth.
If I could, my 'most wanted' feature in my garden would be a boundary wall, made of natural stone, with crevices in which to plant Valerian, Campanula and Aubretia
Possibly the most stunning alpine plant to enhance your rockery, border edge or planter is Aubretia
Kitte, a little beauty, absolutely smothered in rich purple blue flowers, that captivate the eye.
Late winter and spring: Galanthus, Eranthus, Salix, Corylus, Lonicera x purpusii, Mahonia, Chimonanthus praecox, Sarcoccoca, Scilla, Chionodoxa, Pulmonaria, Lunaria, Symphytum, Borago, Myosotis, Aubretia
, Arabis, Hyacinth, Tulip, Acer, Aesculus, Betula, Crataegus, Prunus, Fraxinus, Berberis, Chaenomeles, Malus, Pyrus, Viburnum, Ribes, Forsythia.
I'LL TAKE A SANDWICH TO WORK, and that's about it," says Aubretia
Edick, who is 58 and works in the pharmacy department of a WaI-Mart in Hudson, New York.
Q I have a wall covered with aubretia
but they are getting untidy.
Take cuttings of rock plants such as aubretia
, thyme, phlox and dianthus.
Now, miraculously I had aubretia
in bloom, deep blue daisy things I do not know the name of or even remember planting.
An allied corvette Aubretia
had spotted the U-boat's periscope and the hunt was on.
All can be cooled down by the purples, plums and violets of Verbena bonariensis, petunia, campanula, aubretia
, agapanthus, hardy geraniums, lupins, lavender, salvias and delphiniums.