It usually starts in February.
The bees start sneaking into my posts.
By April things are hotting up.
They appear on Forget-me-nots.
I show the solitary bees pollinating our blackcurrants.
The bees are getting bigger.
The more flowers that appear the more bees that arrive.
Summer brings even more bees.
The geraniums in my blog are accompanied by bumble bees.
The Chicory flower is accompanied by a colourful solitary bee.
In August the bees are in the Hollyhocks.
In the dahlias…
For a gardening blog I fear there maybe a bit too many bees.
I can’t help it they are too appealing (c’est plus fort que moi!)
I do, however, want to learn and understand more about solitary bees and so I have decided to separate (to some extent) my passion for the bees from the garden. I have started a new blog Bees in a French Garden . This is a more serious blog to find out if there is anyone else out there interested in solitary bees. It would be nice to find people to exchange ideas with as has happened with my garden blog. I have learnt so much following some great gardening blogs so I am hoping my bee blog will be rewarding too.
My French Garden Blog will continue as the garden changes through the seasons incorporating the advice and help from friends and bloggers.