Pollinator, Nelly Moser and A Poem

26 Apr

Bees, wasps, flies and many other little creatures act as pollinators and are responsible for much of our food. I learned at our allotment talk on Sunday that bees have four wings and flies only two. To me this looks like a bee but it appears to have only two wings…….

Our Nelly Mosers are blooming.

Brian Bilston, a poet I admire greatly, has, very generously, given his permission for me to post this gem here for you, Dear Readers.

By Brian Bilston



8 responses to “Pollinator, Nelly Moser and A Poem

  1. Judith+Butler

    April 27, 2022 at 2:06 pm

    My little grandson loves bumblebees, as he calls them. I read an article about leaving water for them to drink in the garden. We got an old tin lid of Bobby’s Grandad, put some pebbles in as recommended and added water. We placed it near the lavender Bush and it actually works 👍 Bobby loves watching them. Hope Mr S is recovering nicely. Take care both of you love Judith x

    • mybeautfulthings

      May 1, 2022 at 9:15 pm

      That’s a really good tip, thank you. I’ll do that when the sun shines again. Mr S is doing well, still exercising and walking more – getting there, thank you. Take care, love, Sally. 🙂

  2. artfulcrone

    April 27, 2022 at 11:56 am


  3. Sandra

    April 27, 2022 at 10:05 am

    I love that poem!

  4. snoakes7001

    April 26, 2022 at 8:56 pm

    I did a little googling and think he might be a common carder bee – he’s certainly very handsome.
    I also saw Brian Bilston’s poem on Twitter this morning – it’s very clever. He’s a national treasure!

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 26, 2022 at 9:19 pm

      Thank you for this.I did an id search too but couldn’t Identify him. I agree,a very handsome fellow. You are right about BB, definitely a National Treasure and so generous to allow me to put his poems on here. 🙂

  5. Helen

    April 26, 2022 at 7:23 pm

    Wow, what’s the flower the bee is sucking from? I’m sure it’s a bee btw 😊 Very jealous of your clematis. They just don’t like me (or probably the north winds from the sea in my garden…)

    That poem is something else again. Fantastic. 😃

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 26, 2022 at 7:42 pm

      I think it’s a Peruvian Scylla – and I’m pretty sure it’s a bee too. Wonderful plant isn’t it? I’ll post a photo of the whole plant for you tomorrow. 🙂


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