On my allotment, I’m allowed to use up to 25% of the space for flowering plants. I’ve not got anywhere near that much space devoted to non-edible flowers, but I do have a small flower section to entice the pollinating insects.
As well as the lavender plants, there’s a fennel and some mint growing near the compost bin – mainly to give a fresher aroma when you lift the lid from the bin! Two years ago, I sowed some wild flower seeds in amongst the other flowers, and this year I’ve ended up with a fantastic meadow-like look to my floral area.
Despite the heat on the day I took these photos, there were plenty of flies, bees and butterflies about, all gathering up nectar from the plants.
The lavender plants have quite woody stems, but with the way everything else has grown around them, you wouldn’t know they were woody.
I think this was possibly a plant I put in a few years ago but this year it really seems to have taken off and grown like crazy!