My garden is full of bees 😀 I’m so pleased they approve of my planting choices!
There are loads of them on my wild teasel plants, which is good because it makes it worthwhile putting up with their spikes! Photos of them to come.
For now I have photos of bees on some of my other flowers, like this red clover.
Tufted vetch in my meadow earlier in the year.
White valerian, it’s almost done flowering now but it put on a pretty show.
Lupin. This is finished flowering now, it looked amazing in the spring.
Sweet rocket, also done now. The late summer/autumn plants are starting to take over, such as my sedum.
Birds foot trefoil, this has done some re-flowing so some of it is still going!
Vipers bugloss. I find this flower so pretty, it was a bit later to the party than the others so it’s still flowering 🙂
My teasel, sedums, bugloss, lucerne, sea holly, borage, and others are keeping the bees buzzing. What was a hit in your garden this year?
We’ve started to cut the meadow area; it was done flowering, the bees moved on, and it was starting to dry out. The wind and rain had flattened parts of it, so it’s harder to cut, and it’s probably going to be soggy underneath.
I checked for wildlife first, and we’ve cut maybe a third. We let it dry in place (if the rain can stay away) so the seeds fall out, then we’ll compost it.