Bees and roses

What is more beautiful than a rose?

A rose with a bee

Bee on wild roseThe bees have been very happy today so I’ve been trying to photograph them – not an easy task.  But they like the wild roses, and the self-seeded campanula and clover:

They are rather fond of cotoneaster (also self-seeded):

Bee on cotoneasterBut what they really love is escallonia:

Bee on escalloniaThis bush was buzzing with bees – unfortunately I haven’t pruned it properly so the flowers are all above head height – and so are the bees.  They’re still very welcome in my garden.

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