How Chelsea’s creating a buzz about bees
May 22, 2019
We were excited enough about Chelsea already, but when we saw the beautiful sculpture championing bees designed by McQueens Flowers, we were thrilled. We’ve been working hard to introduce ranges and collections that are perfect for attracting pollinators to our gardens, so we’re so pleased to see the experience created from bee-friendly flowers called Per Oculus Apum (Through the Eyes of Bees).
To celebrate Chelsea’s nod to our pollinating friends, our Bee-rilliant Collection combines 18 beautiful potted plants perfect for welcoming busy bees to your outside space. We’ve made it easier than ever to make your garden a buzzing bee haven with a mixture of varieties to fill your beds and borders with colour and fragrance.
Over at Chelsea, McQueens’ sculpture inspires visitors to experience the world through the eyes of bees, and it’s made from bee-friendly varieties native to the UK. It’s well worth going to take a look if you’re visiting RHS Chelsea Flower Show this week, and you’ll be able to create your own bee-friendly displays with our fabulous Bee-rilliant collection.
The Bee-rilliant Collection includes 18 x 9cm potted plants for just £60. The collection includes 3 each of the following varieties: Lavender Hidcote, Allium Millenium, Coreopsis Sunkiss, Leucanthemum Dwarf Snow Lady, Stokesia Blue Star and Erigeron Sea of Blossom. Click here to order yours.
Real Sunflower Lamps
April 1, 2019
Our team of horti experts travel the globe all year round and they’ve made an exciting discovery in Germany which we’re thrilled to be sharing with the gardening nation here in the UK.
It’s the finding of varieties of flowers that are so phosphorescent they give sufficient light to read by.
Under proper conditions the flowers of the clematis glow like stars, while sunflowers, if correctly nurtured, make it quite possible to read a newspaper by their unaided light.
We can’t say too much at the moment, but it could be a combination of bioluminescent marine bacteria with a plant genus breeding programme to create varieties so phosphorescent that they appear to glow.
Just imagine stepping out into your garden after sunset and being able to sit down by the glow of your sunflowers…
Click here to order your Sunflower Lamps today.
Article published 01.04.1901 / Republished 01.04.2019