Late Bloomers

IMG-20131007-00616The bees and hoverflies are going mad at the moment; it feels like the honey bees in particular are making a last-ditch attempt to gather in as much forage as possible from the late flowers and herbs before the weather turns. Honey bees on the white garlic chive flowers have been vibrating and quivering on the flowers in their haste to scoff as much nectar as possible; and the last of the sunflowers are still brimming with life and activity. The marigolds in the tunnel next to the tomatoes and peppers are also still flowering away, and the emperor mint’s pretty pinky purple flowers also are proving popular with the last hardy insects – butterflies are still around too. Although not sure so many will be around when the weather turns later this week…

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