This border was planted in June last year and as you can see it is now a mass of colour with very little bare earth showing. We put in 12 trays of our plants in an area 4m x 6m - which equates to 5 plants per square meter. This is a little denser than I recommend and will probably need to pull some out at the end of this season to all more room for growth. But it does show just how quickly they grow and how colourful great they look. Oh, and the really good news is; lots of bees. We get an average of 3 bees per square meter on a sunny but it does vary by plant. We will continue to monitor and have more stats on this later in the year.
Follow our progress running the nursery, watching wild bees, keeping honey bees and creating our own bee-haven in south Oxfordshire