Flies and plants
I know this is a strange question but I would love to know if it's true or not. Outside of my back door I have large pots full of pansies and geraniums and a large honeysuckle climbing up the wall as well as pots of herbs - rosemary, common thyme, orange thyme, chives, lemon balm and oregano - as well as several large strawberry plants full of strawberry plants. We also have a problem with flies - not the little ones, the large black ones that invade the home given a chance. Is there any connection with the plants outside the door or is it a coincidence as I didn't have any plants there (apart from my ancient honeysuckle) last year and we didn't have anywhere near as many flies. Or, is it just a bumper year for the flying menaces?