We often think of many native plants as being 'bird attracting', but many flowers are valuable for bringing beneficial insects, such as stingless bees or honey bees, to the garden.
For example, the Samford Holly (Graptophyllum spinigerum) has small white flowers that may look rather insignificant to the human eye, but they are a magnet for a multitude of beneficial insects. Blue-banded bees love them, as do carpenter bees, which may vigorously defend a plant from interlopers.
Many beneficial-insect attracting plants will be available from grower #10 at the 2021 Autumn Plants Sale, so why not add a few to your garden?For low-priced native plants and expert advice come along to our Autumn Native Plants Market on Saturday 24 April, 9am-3pm in Samford Valley, Brisbane. We'll be at 'The Barn', 38 Showgrounds Drive, Highvale.
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