This week, my guest is Andrew Bullock, who runs The Lavender Garden Nursery. Andrew holds the National Collection of Buddlejas and grows a huge range of lavenders and buddlejas from his nursery in The Cotswolds. We talk about how to attract pollinators to your garden, when and how to prune your buddlejas and lavenders, whether buddlejas are invasive, why lavenders are sometimes short-lived and anything else you ever wanted to know about these two plants for pollinators.
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What We Talk About
Which is better for bees – buddleja or lavender?
The best varieties for bees/butterflies/pollinators in general
Night time pollinators
How to grow lavender and buddleja
When to prune and how much to take off
Buddleja – invasive?
Causes of short-lived lavender
Contact Andrew on the phone: 01453 860356 or 07837 582943
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