On the site once occupied by Shipley Hall, there are several large planters, tended by the Derbyshire Council and filled with various flowering shrubs. among those in flower right now, a couple caught our eye the other day. Firstly was one of the Carrot family and a great favourite with the insects. Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) is a useful plant in the kitchen and no less useful in the herbaceous border.
Geranium pratense) made a nice splash of colour in the planters. But the bees weren't interested.