Flower Portrait: Daylily

A daylily or day lily is a flowering plant in the genus Hemerocallis. Despite the common name, it is not in fact a lily. The flowers only last for a day but the good news is that they start flowering in mid summer and continue until the end of August with new flowers opening every…

All about the bees

It hasn’t been a great year so far for bees and butterflies in my garden, but I had a wander down to the raised beds the other afternoon mainly to see whether my least favourite flower (because of its smell, not looks) Eryngium – the sea holly – was attracting anything other than flies.  I…