As seen on Gardener’s World

Ellicar Gardens Open Days 2020

21st Feb 11am-3pm

6th March 11am-3pm

10th, 24th April 11am -4pm

8th , 22nd May 11am-4pm

5th, 19th June 11am-4pm

3rd, 17th July 11am-4pm

11th, 18th Sept 11am-4pm

2nd, 16th Oct 11am-4pm

 

New Beach Border

We finally planted up the new Beach Border mid June- just 3 days before the first Open garden Event (nothing like a bit of pressure!), incredably in 2 months it has grown and filled out beautifully. It has turned out to be the most popular border for bees- they seem to flock to every plant in droves so that the whole border vibrates and hums- incredable! I noticed the other day whilst weeding thro' that bee families tend to gather on specific plants- are they sticking together or is it that particular plant that draws a particular species? It is easy to get quite obsessed with bees in this garden! Also weeding close up amongst these bee drenched plants does take a few nerves-I have been told the bees are no hazard whilst they are collecting nectar- in fact they seem so drunk on the stuff and in their own little world I almost feel like an intruder! Interestingly the lovely tall Sanguisorbia menziesii Alba didn't attract any bees- but were covered in wasps and hoverflies.Bog Border June 2013 rb