Yellow Toadflax– here’s an easily recognisable, common wild flower out over summer. Like a small ‘Snapdragon’, but with long spurs to the flowers, this plant of waste ground, meadows, verges and railway tracks has leaves enjoyed by some species of moth and nectar by Bumblebees (it has to be a heavy, long-tongued insect to open the lip and reach inside the flower tube) and some Butterflies, so is also useful in the wildlife garden- though it does spread. It has been used as a yellow dye and in a lotion for insect bites- in parts of rural Sweden an infusion is still made with boiled milk and left around in saucers as a fly-killer. Conditions: Cloudy with some sun. Temperature: Max 18- Min 11C.