http://www.foxleas.com/near_native.htm

Interesting article on defining ‘native’ planting …

Diversity in planting with drifts of form, scent and colour is key for Marc Carlton, with enough spread of nectar and pollen to attract pollinators and give them a nourishing feed.

Wild and regional rather than highly hybridised varieties are also favoured to support pollinators (many of the highly hybridised varieties have been bred for aesthetic purposes over fertility and can even be lacking in a stamen).

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