Some late bloomers, like Sea Aster, Western Gorse and Devil's-bit Scabious
, are programmed to bloom now.
Michaelmas daisies, including asters, lavender, the ice plant (Sedum spectabile), scabious
and honesty, are all butterfly magnets.
Crocus and heather are good for spring, scabious
and borage are great for the summer and try sedum and asters for the autumn.
Other winning names included "Skeetle", a beetle that escapes predators using natural "jet skis"; "Mab's lantern", a rare four-spotted beetle; "St John's jellyfish", a tiny 1cm jellyfish in the shape of a Maltese cross and "Scabious
cuckoo bee", which lays its eggs in the nests of other bees.
Plants such as Corn Marigold, Corn Cockle, Camomile, Cambridge Milk Parsley, Field Scabious
, Field Poppy, Greater Knapweed, Ox Eye Daisy, Ragged Robin, Teasel, along with meadow turf are ideal for attracting insects, with the added benefit of helping to ensure good pollination of flowers.
"Blue Butterfly" starts producing neat, but bold, lavender blue flowers from the spring, continues throughout summer and on into early autumn.
Mae'r enwau ar y planhigyn yn ddiddorol, devil's-bit Scabious
ydi o yn Saesneg gyda llaw.
Part of the scabious
family, this variety produces striking dark crimson double buttons about 2cm across and stalks rising to around 60cm, never dwarfing other plantings behind it.
I'm combining them with pale yellow flowers - giant scabious
Cephalaria gigantia to one side, and lemon-yellow peony 'Molly-the-Witch' in front.
The Gardeners' World presenter also suggested people could plant thistles, scabious
, cornflowers, mallows, brambles and roses that are easily accessible to bees to help halt their declines and mitigate the impact of modern agriculture and pesticides.
Urgent action is needed to save vanishing meadows, their wildflowers such as ragged robin, harebell and field scabious
which are heading towards being threatened in England, and the wildlife they support, according to Plantlife.
I loved the planting - informal and wildish but some lovely colour combinations like orange geums growing through blues and purples of forgetme-nots, scabious
and everlasting wallflowers.
, love-in-a-mist, all blue forms of larkspur, penstemon and iris and lots of blue bulbs that flower in the spring.
Insect-friendly plants include hebe, sedum, yarrow, heather, foxglove, buddleja, allium, scabious
, pulmonaria and flowering cherry.
The aim is to remove invasive Rosebay Willowherb from a patch of grassland which is restricting the growth of other plants such as Knapweed, Scabious
and Ox-eye Daisies - which attract bees, butterflies and other wildlife.