Planting for Pollinators

Posted by sr390 at Apr 12, 2016 03:15 PM |
Thoughtful planting for pollinators

The University has been making small changes to improve biodiversity on campus through thoughtful planting.

Gardens Manager, Jamie Whitehouse, has been working with his team to replant areas of the Fielding Johnson lawnRHS in time for spring and has selected a specially chosen mixture to match insect-attraction with aesthetics.

This symbol is used by the Royal Horticultural Society to show what plants they have identified as being 'Perfect for Pollinators'. We've found over half of the below now in the borders on Fielding Johnson lawn are on their list!

The University may not have acres of green space right on its doorstep, but people like Jamie are on a mission to make sure nature and wildlife is a key consideration.

Plant Name



Echinops ritro 'Veitch's Blue'



Sedum 'Brilliant' Sedum_spectabile_brillant_0.0_R.jpg RHS
Pennisetum villosum pen vil.jpg
Echinacea purpurea


Salvia nemorosa 'Ostfriesland' salvia.jpg RHS
Phlox 'White Flame' Phlox flame white.JPG RHS
Verbascum 'Cherry Helen' Verbascum-Cherry-Helen.jpg RHS
Rudbeckia f. 'Goldsturm' redbeckia.jpg RHS
Digitalis purpurea Excelsior Hybrids

Digitalis purpurea (Common Foxglove)

Campanula lact. 'Prichard's Var.'


Iris 'Jane Philips'

bearded iris.jpg

Phlomis tuberosa 'Amazone' phlomis.jpg RHS
Achillea 'Moonshine' moonshine.jpg RHS
Rosa Chinensis Mutabilis rosa chin.jpg
Phygelius 'Funfare Wine' funfare wine.jpg

Geranium psilostemon geranium.jpg


Schizostylis coccinea ‘Major’ coccinea.jpg
Delphinium Magic Fountains Delphinium_'Magic_Fountains_Mix'_06.JPG
Agapanthus Northern star agapanthus.jpg

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