Category Archives: Plants for bees and butterflies

Late treats for bees

Yesterday was a glorious autumn day, and the sunshine brought out the bees, hoverflies, butterflies etc to top up with some nectar before the winter arrives. My Elsholtzia stauntonii has just opened its buds (late this year) and the bees … Continue reading

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Visit to Mottisfont Abbey Rose Garden

Earlier this month I visited Mottisfont Abbey (National Trust) for the first time in a couple of years. ¬†As I used to spend a large part of my life there, it was a nostalgic visit in some ways! With two … Continue reading

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