More recently scientists have discovered that the oil extracted from catmint
is ten times more effective at repelling mosquitoes than DEET.
couscous, scallion, mushroom, tomato, catmint
, lemon zest, poppy seeds
Some of butterflies' favorite plants are: scabiosa, butterfly weed, milkweed, cosmos, zinnias, bee balm, coneflower, black-eyed Susan, daisies, catmint
, violets, and sedum.
Never leave gaps, plant in abundance so that borders are overflowing with romantic beauties including old-fashioned roses, honeysuckle, pinks and lavenders, sweet Williams, catmint
and other bygone era favourites including godetia and clarkia.
Returned from a break to run the useful Catmint
close at Sandown, and this task is less demanding.
George Bernard Shaw said that Beardsley had a boyish taste for posing as a reveller in vices of which he was innocent, but Kenneth Clark, who noted that Beardsley had been `a kind of catmint
to adolescents' for years, thought him steeped in evil.
Create a bed featuring wildflowers which will grow on poor soils, including meadow clary (Salvia pratensis) and red campion (Silene dioica) along with nectar-rich open-centred flowers including poppies, catmint
, sedums and herbs such as lavender, mint and thyme.
In his Hampshire garden, garden guru Alan Titchmarsh has swathes of butterfly and bee-friendly plants - from buddleia and verbena to catmint
, cosmos and cone-flower.
In his Hampshire garden, green-fingered guru Alan Titchmarsh has swathes of bee and butterfly-friendly plants - from buddleia and verbena to catmint
, cosmos and coneflower.
Nepeta - more commonly known as catmint
because moggies are big fans.
Soften borders by tucking in some low, mounding plants, such as catmint
, Sanvitalia, and sweet alyssum.
There are some plants that rabbits don't like, including Michaelmas daisies, catmint
, lupins and heucheras.
With modern farming practices continuing to disturb the bee's natural habitats, Barratt Mercia is planting species such as honeysuckles, foxgloves, poppies, lavenders and catmint
around new homes on its Bluebell estate in Camp Hill.
They tower above lavender, catmint
and perfumed stocks and can also add summer interest to spring-flowering and evergreen shrub borders.
Barratt West Midlands has been moved by the insects' plight and have started landscaping round its new homes with "bee friendly" plants like honeysuckle, foxglove, poppy, lavender and catmint