With clusters of pretty pom-pom pink flowers, Chives provide nectar for bees and other pollinators.
In addition, the stem-like cylindrical leaves have an onion / garlic scent and taste and are widely used in cooking. The flowers are also edible (but best leave them for the bees!)
Grow twice as much as you need, picking half and leaving the other for colour, interest and critical food sources for bees and other pollinators.
Create your own nectar garden
A vigorous herbaceous perennial which is easy to grow. Chives die back in winter with new growth appearing in spring. Perfect for the herb garden, the front of sunny well-drained borders or in gravel gardens and in pots / containers.
Aspect: Full sun / Partial shade.
Soil: Moist, well-drained.
Height: Up to 0.5 metres.
Width: Up to 0.5 metres.
Flowering period: July to August.
A low maintenance perennial herb. Remove fading flowersto encourage more. Clumps can be divided in spring or autumn.
Plants are of 9 cms – 1 litre pot size, but to reduce use of plastic we reuse our pots and supply plants wrapped in newspaper. We mix and use our own compost.