Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Honeybees on Viburnum, Cornus mas, Camelia, hellebores and crocus.

 Cornus mas / cornelian cherry, March 10th.

Honeybee on Hellebore.

March 10th.

 Camelia 'donation' is busy with bumble bees as well as honeybees.

Honeybee in Camelia 'donation' March 10th.

The crocus are still going strong too, March 10th. They have been buzzing with hoverflies, bumblebees and honeybees.

Honeybee with pollen sac on Viburnum × bodnantense 'Dawn',  March 10th, it is also attracting hoverflies and bumble bees.

Rosemary, scilla siberica / Siberian squill, peaches and apricots are busy with bees too.


Anne Wilson said...

You are way ahead of us, our camellias are still in bud. I love your hellebores, I am trying to build up a collection of them but they are rather pricy.

Kim said...

I love Hellebores, they are slow to get going but after a few years they bulk up very well and self seed. This one is from Robert Miller's nursery at Altamont about 5 yeas ago. As they hybridize freely I think it's worth having good parent plants to start with. Mostly though, I like to raise our own plants.