04 April 2017
Several flowers this time – grape hyacinths (Muscari latifolium)and the first bloom on a native wild flower, water avens (Geum rivale):
Bees don’t usually visit daffodils, but they make an exception for these smaller, white ones called ‘Thalia’:
And here’s real bee heaven – a good-sized patch of grape hyacinths, a native red deadnettle and forget-me-nots:
This is yet another in a series that should be called ‘Photos taken just after the bees flew off’ … there were half a dozen different bumblebees on these three plants mid-afternoon today. Bees like to find a lot of one flower – a crop, in effect – and the gardens are really beginning to provide that.