Beechwood community plot

Plant list
These plants have been chosen to provide nectar, pollen and habitat for polinators such as moths, butterflies, bees, hoverflies and beetles. They are also free self-seeders, drought-tolerant and will look after themselves once established. If the plant is loved by one particular insect, it is listed below.
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-white campion (Silene latifolia). Perennial. Moths.
-nasturtium (Tropaeoleum majus). Annual. Cabbage white butterflies
-verbena bonariensis. Perennial. Butterflies.
-columbine (aquilegia). Perennial.  Dies back.
-purple tansy (Phacelia tanacetifolia). Annual. Bees. Honeybees
-feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium). Short lived perennial. Hoverflies
-sedum. Perennial.
-alchemlia mollis. Perennial.
-Mexican fleabane (erigeron karvinskianus). Perennial
-cranesbill. Hardy geranium Rozanne. Perennial, dies back. Bees
-valerian (centranthus ruber). Hummingbird hawkmoth 

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Below: Before planting

Below: After six weeks.

purple flowers – verbena bonariensis – right
white daisies – Mexican fleabane (
Erigeron karvinskianus) – left

purple flower – hardy geranium Rozanne
white daisies – Mexican fleabane (erigeron karvinskianus)
white clusters of flowers – valerian rubus
ferny foliage – purple tansy (phacelia tanacetifolia)