After a really really wonderfully amazing day yesterday, I came back late last night with a smile on my face, despite a 1 hour train journey taking 4 hours and haven’t stopped smiling since. I’ve been rather upbeat today and decided to spend an hour exploring the garden.
My area of the garden is coming along well with seedlings coming upon both sides of the stepping stones and some plants in flower too.
Some of the plants currently in flower including a range of garden plants and wildflowers too. These wildflowers may often be seen as weeds but I think they’re beautiful in their own right and are very attractive to pollinators.
Talking of pollinators, despite a lack of sun there were hoverflies, bumblebees and solitary bees flying around the garden this afternoon. Including this lovely male solitary mining bee (Andrena species) …
He didn’t like me gently holding him in order to photograph him so proceeded to try bite me, it doesn’t hurt at all, it is more like tickling 🙂 …
This female Lasioglossum (probably Lasioglossum calceatum), was enjoying the dandelions in the garden too. Please don’t pull up your dandelions!
My bee hotels have not shown any activity just yet but form a nice point of interest in the garden and it is lovely to sit by them in the summer watching the comings and goings.
Here are some more photos from the garden recently.
Spring seems to finally be here and I can’t wait. I am quite excited about what this spring and summer may bring.