When I am Rich I’ll have plenty of beehives dotted around my garden, and dozens of Californian lilacs (Ceanothus).
The one Californian lilac I’ve got is a bit of a problem. If I let it grow to the size it wants to be I wouldn’t be able to see out of my front window. Even with annual pruning it takes up a large part of my tiny front garden.
But I’m pleased it’s there because as soon as the first clusters of blue flowers appear it attracts all sorts of bees.
I don’t know where they all come from, but I could happily watch them all day. It's so relaxing, watching other people work, isn't it?