Finally Tulips

I had been complaining that the squirrels ate all my tulip bulbs before they even had a chance to sprout. While this is still true, out of the 40 or so I planted, a few have bloomed despite the attacks. They are not particularly incredible but I am just glad to see some in the … Continue reading Finally Tulips

Walking Apostle

This is one of my favourite fragranced flowers I have in my house; if you ever have the chance to get one, jump on it. The walking apostle plant or iris is also known as the poor man’s orchid or one day iris (Neomarica gracilis); it smells like heaven but each flower lasts for less … Continue reading Walking Apostle


Hoverflies are abundant in my back garden now that the weather is warm and sunny; although hoverflies feed on nectar, some of the species’ larvae eat aphid and other pests so it is always good to encourage them into the garden. The only problem is, although some feed on aphids; other larvae feed on plants … Continue reading Hoverflies