It must be something to do with the bee hive… because there’s now a bee orchid growing in the gravel on the drive!!
Spotted early this morning – it’s only three inches high but the unmistakeable flowers are there, though the leaves are looking a bit dodgy. How did it arrive? Where did the seed come from? How long has it taken to struggle its way through the compact gravel? Extraordinary!
And to think we drove 40 miles into the Cotswolds to look (unsuccessfully) for bee orchids at Leckhampton Common last weekend!!