Marrying our love of beekeeping all things bees and an equal love of gardening Peak Hives are proud to announce that we will be establishing a new line in Pollinator Plants. As with our hand built Cedar National Hives made in our workshop from start to finish our Pollinator Plants will be propagated and grown on in our own Propagation House and Polytunnel here in Tideswell.
There’s such enjoyment to be had in watching a mass of bumble and honey bees working a plant they love.
As a first offering we will be raising both 1 ltr and 2 ltr pots. Orders can be placed from now on for delivery in 2019 and the best plants will be selected as orders come in. These are plants that we have already propagated this Summer/Autumn and will overwinter ready for dispatch in the Spring. It’s early days but we already have over a thousand plants in pots in the polytunnel.
The initial list of plants includes… (flowering season in brackets)
Achillea ‘King Alfred’ (Summer)
Lavender ‘Hidcote’ (Summer)
Lavender ‘Rosea’ (Summer)
Lavender ‘Devon Compact White’ (Summer)
Potentilla ‘Golden Starlit’ (Summer)
Potentilla ‘Scarlet Starlit’ (Summer)
Pulmonaria ‘Trevi Fountains’ (Spring)
Veronica spicata ‘Heidekind’ (Summer)
Dahlia ‘Bishop of Llandaff’ (Autumn)
Ceratostigma plumbaginoides (Autumn)
Sage officinalis ‘Icterina (Gold)’ (Autumn)
Euphorbia ‘Baby Charm’ (Spring)
Helleborus orientalis hybrid ‘Pink Lady’ (Spring)
Rudbeckia fulgida var. deamii (Summer)
We’ve also added a couple of Plant Breeders Rights varieties as they are such good plants for bees and pollinators. We won’t be able to propagate these until we establish a relationship with the breeder in question (already in hand).
Geum ‘Totally Tangerine’ (P) (Spring)
Iberis ‘Masterpiece’ (P) (Spring)
Watch out for Peak Hives Pollinator Plants on offer soon…