What is more beautiful than a rose?
A rose with a bee
The 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):
But what they really love is escallonia:
This 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.