Where have all the bees gone?

Well, they’re on my cotoneaster.  I absolutely love cotoneaster – I know it has a dull, 70s / 80s feel but it looks spectacular when it is flowering or has berries.  It’s great for the June gap (when the Spring flowers like primroses have stopped but before the summer flowers like lavender have started) and bees love it.  I ended up sitting for ages watching them buzz all over it.  I took lots of pictures but I’ll only put one here.

Cotoneaster on a warm June evening
Cotoneaster on a warm June evening – if you look closely, you can see a bee

They’re also having a party in my foxgloves.  I know I bleat on about foxgloves  all the time but I love them so much.  They look terrific and bees love them.  Plus I get a thrill from having such deliciously witchy plants in my garden.  I think that in a couple of weeks, I’ll start off next year’s batch of foxgloves.

Foxgloves in the wildflower meadow
Foxgloves in the wildflower meadow
Foxglove that's appeared randomly somewhere else
Foxglove that’s appeared randomly somewhere else

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