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to circumnavigate the world, he has a dolphin and a leaf nosed bat named after him.
clinging in tight clusters to the branches. Self-fertile.And Malus 'Golden Hornet': the yellow equivalent of 'Red Sentinel'. A really heavy crop of small golden fruit packed together as tightly as a box of bats. Self-fertile.Malus 'Red Jade': a weeping
, Epiphyllum anguliger, or rickrack cactus, which produces large yellow-white blooms at night, to attract bats. He describes the scent as a cross between lemon and bleach. He doesn't mind the smell, but his partner makes him put it outside whenever it flowers
evenings I've seen bats flying about, all firsts for this year.
'm choosing mine. Of course, I'm keen to make them welcome, and a dense bed of mixed salad leaves provides the perfect summer residence.I know the word 'organic' is batted around a lot nowadays, but possibly not always fully understood. Organic gardening isn
of humming birds or bats, although these plants are unlikely to be found in Britain. The hazel uses a much more basic method: anemophily, or wind pollination.So, very sensibly, the hazel catkins appear at a time of year when there is certain to be some decent
, and the almost iridescent six-spot burnet (Zygaena filipendulae). Moths are also incredibly important in the garden ecosystem, because they provide food for so many species, including birds, hedgehogs and bats (which eat the adults).The best way to help moths
metre concrete fence posts in last summer. Considering the tree was at least 40feet away from where I was digging, I hadn't expected quite so much resistance. No wonder they make excellent cricket bats!Having said that this mature tree supports a lot