Five dog-friendly flowers and plants to grow in your garden that bees will love

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With the sun now out, people are keen to get into their garden and get planting.

However if you have any pets, you need to be careful with what you have in your home and garden. This is because some plants and flowers can be toxic to cats and dogs. For example, despite being popular in the home and garden, lilies are extremely poisonous to cats.

Taking to TikTok, the @dogfriendlygardener who gives recommendations for dog friendly plants and flowers, shared that there are five plants that are dog friendly. Not only that, the bees love them.

Dog-friendly plants and flowers

1. Roses

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These are great for dogs - and the bees -Credit:Getty

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In her video, using a very common household item, she took a piece of tape and positioned it carefully on her flower vase. All you need to do for this easy flower hack is to get a piece of tape.

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2. Thyme

According to Herb Expert, this is a "hardy perennial herb" meaning it will survive throughout the winter months - and last for several years after. Not only is it good for some fresh cooking, it smells great too.

3. Petunias

According to The Old Farmer's Almanac, there are five different types of Petunias.

They explain:

  1. Multiflora petunias are renowned for their durability and prolific nature. They boast smaller, yet more plentiful blooms, making them perfect for summer bedding or mixed borders due to their higher tolerance for wet conditions.

  2. Grandiflora petunias, known for their large blooms, are ideally cultivated in containers or hanging baskets due to their vulnerability to rain damage. In southern regions, these robust flowers may struggle, as the humid and hot summers increase their susceptibility to rot.

  3. Floribundas are intermediate between the grandiflora and multiflora groups. These flowers are also free-flowering and produce medium-sized blooms.

  4. Millifloras petunias are smaller than any other petunias with the flowers only measuring one to one and a half inches wide, but they are prolific and last all season!

  5. Spreading or Trailing Petunias:These plants are low-growing and can spread up to 3 to 4 feet. The flowers bloom along the entire length of each stem, creating a stunning, colorful groundcover. They are suitable for window boxes or hanging baskets.

4. Flamingo Salix

The flamingo tree is a popular dwarf willow that is known for its flamboyant foliage in spring – a marbled mix of green and white, with flamingo-pink tips. According to BBC Gardeners World Magazine, "the leaves fade to green in summer and when they drop in autumn, coral-orange stems are revealed. Before the foliage appears again in spring, yellow catkins appear."

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5. Snapdragons (Antirrhinums)

Talking about this plant, BBC Gardeners World Magazine added: "Antirrhinums are cheerful annual plants, guaranteed to brighten up borders and containers.

"Commonly known as snapdragons, these are easy-to-grow, old-fashioned cottage garden plants, beloved by children and bees. They come in a range of different colours and heights, and therefore can be grown in a variety of situations."

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