The Autumn before last we decided to save some seed to plant for the Orange Tips. The plants only flower in their second year, so it's taken a while, but the wait has been worth it as they've been wonderful this year and covered in flowers. The plants smell lovely during the day, but by dusk the air is heavy with their sweet scent and the plants seem to glow in the fading light.
They are brilliant flowers as butterflies love their nectar during the day and moths are attracted to them at night, which in turn attract the bats to the garden.
|Male Orange Tip enjoying the nectar from a Night-scented Stock flower|
|Female Orange Tip laying an egg|
|The egg very carefully positioned at the base of a flower bud|