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English Cottage Gardening - Bee Friendly In Your Garden

HTBEE, Bee Friendly Tea Towel This stunning tea towel is a guide to bee friendly plants for each season, helping you plant flowers to encourage bees and other pollinating insects to your garden. Designed, made and printed in the UK.

Cherry-eyed single Apricot Hollyhock (Alcea ‘Halo Apricot') 5' tall cottage garden perennial. By Annies Annuals  Perennials

Cherry-eyed single Apricot Hollyhock (Alcea ‘Halo Apricot') tall cottage garden perennial successful growing this year.

Hollyhocks and delphiniums, favorites of mine. ♥

Gorgeous hollyhocks in a cottage garden--and those delphinium add such a beautiful accent of bright blue!

Astilbe: a shade-loving plant. Perfect for Zone 5 planting. – Would be great in the shadier areas of the back yard

Astilbe: a shade-loving plant. Perfect for Zone 5 planting. - Would be great in the shadier areas of the back yard :) Perennials 2016

This woodland biennial reliably produces beautiful upright spikes of bell-shape flowers in shades of purple, pink, and white. Note: While most common foxgloves are biennial, they often self seed and appear each year in the garden. Name: Digitalis varieties Growing conditions: Partial sun and moist, well-drained soil Height: 2-6 feet tall, depending on variety Zones: 3-8, depending on variety

Foxglove This woodland biennial reliably produces beautiful upright spikes of bell-shape flowers in shades of purple, pink, and white. Note: While most common foxgloves are biennial, they often self seed and appear each year in the garden. Name: Digitalis

~VERBASCUM PHOENICEUM ...HUSH OF WHITE

In the Victorian Language of Flowers, hollyhocks had a meaning of fruitfulness and ambition, and white hollyhocks were said to represent the female ambition.