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Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Sedum and Aster.

 The Sedum is only just flowering this week and the colour is still developing. The honeybees are loving it. I have not been able to capture the numbers in a photograph but theses bushes are just alive with buzzing.

Honeybee on Sedum (Sedum spectabile 'Autumn Joy') 

Pretty hard to see the bees but this is the Sedum with a little Aster in the background.
These plants are so easy to propagate too.

 
Bombus lapidarius male on Aster.
Sedum, Aster and Cosmos.
 The Aster and Sedum are both loved by honeybees, bumble bees, hoverflies and butterflies.


 
The very first Aster flowers came out at the end of July but it is only now in its prime.
Hoverfly on Aster.

The Honeybees and bumbles loved the  Eucryphia in August.
Borage flowered abundantly in the vegetable garden this summer.

I was really surprised to see so many honeybees enjoying the Euonymus flowers. This photo was taken on June 28th.(I think it is Euonymus fortunei 'Silver Queen')

Here is the Euonymus growing up the West facing house wall.

Honeybee on Parsnip flowers in July.

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