Beautiful, Blackthorn, Blossom for the Bees!
Not actually in our garden but over the wall in next doors garden, a bit of borrowed landscape. But we can enjoy the sight and sound of the blackthorn blossom from our garden.
Walking past the blossom a loud buzzing sounds indicates that the honey bees are enjoying an early season feast.
There are other plants in the garden which also provide the important food for not only honey bees but bumbles and any others that are around now, especially since we have had a few very warm days.
The sarcococca that I mention in the last blog is still flowering and full of bees on a warm sunny day. Also the dainty yellow flowers of winter flowering Jasmine nudiflorum
In flower too are Felicia Peteolaris
…and Clematis Wisley Cream is still flowering
Helebores are still in flower.