The Bees’s Knees

Do bees do have knees? They carry pollen back to the hive in sacs on their legs, but the origin of the phrase is uncertain. But the meaning is more certain – excellent, or the best possible. In mid August in my garden, the best possible flowers for bees are held on Teucrium x lucidrys. Daisies are popular, […]

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This one’s not in Plant Finder

Most of my plants come from Garden Centres or nurseries but there are one or two exceptions. Several years ago, I decided to buy a couple of hibiscus shrubs from my local Woolworth’s store – they had a special offer at the time. The two I chose were ‘Red Heart’ and ‘Bluebird’. ‘Red Heart’ duly […]

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