Thursday, 6 September 2018

"It's All Too Bluetiful."

If you want a wonderful plant that attracts the bees (and cats) get yourself some Nepeta or Catmint, its common name.

I have big plant pots outside the front door full of the stuff.  The bees absolutely love the plant and so does Domino our cat.

He pulled this out of a brass plant container and it kept his interest for quite a long time.  Apparently Nepeta contains the drug: Nepetalactone.  The old saying for Catmint is:

"Loved by cats, hated by rats."

Nepeta is very easy to make cuttings of or you can just pull the roots apart and make individual plants.  Its related to mint.  It's one of my favourite herbaceous perennials.  I think Domino likes it too.


The following song started playing in my mental jukebox.  Do you remember it?


18 comments:

  1. Pretty, attracts bees, and repels rats!

    Quite perfect, I'd say!

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  2. Yes its a great plant and quite perfect. Thanks for you comment.

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  3. Interesting about the catmint Dave, I had no idea the bees like it. Aside from that, the Small Faces are one of my favourite bands ever, and I love Itchicoo Park. I also play Tin Soldier and Lazy Sunday a lot too. Fantastic memories. Thanks for featuring it today, just what I needed.

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  4. The bees never leave catmint alone when its in flower Rachel. It's srange what songs play in my head why think of different things. Hope you're feeling much better. Thanks!

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  5. Thank you. This was the plant I have been trying to name - memory is definitely not what it was. Now then, where can I get it from - the plant not the memory!

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  6. Thanks Valerie for your comment. Most plant nurseries or garden centre should have Nepeta/Catmint plants. There are many online. They are really easy to make cuttings from.

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  7. If I lived in England I would have posted you some plants for free. I dont think they would survive from Ireland, sadly.

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  8. I Googled Nepeta plants for sale in the UK and Suttons are selling plants and seeds.

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  9. I have some on the way, Dave. Amazon had loads of contacts on its list including one just up the road from me. My order is being despatched today. Thanks for your efforts. I look forward to flowering time.

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  10. Perhaps Amazon will bring your Nepeta by drone
    Valerie? We don't or can't avail of Amazon over here in Ireland. Some people say you should keep Catmint in a tub because its a member of the Mint family. I will post of one of my plants in flower in my next blog. Thanks!

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  11. Great. I have several empty pots waiting to be filled. Yipee!

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  12. Lovely to see Domino. Great name for a cat!

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  13. Thanks Gwil. My internet friend Cumbrian who comments on here named in 2012? Domino has a black tail too but you obviously can't see that in the photograph. Hope you're well? It was horrible and wet here yesterday.

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