Bees emerge from the winter season hibernation actually starving and have an extremely short time in which to discover food or pass away. Early blooming plants are vital for the singular bees and some of the very best bee friendly plants for this time of year are Pulmonaria showed initially left, a low growing Woodland plant which is shade tolerant and simple to grow. Numerous Hellebores flower for weeks from winter season through to spring and offer both a charming garden screen and food for the bees.
The Forget me not resembles by bees, as is Rosemary (in common with many herbs) which although it has small flowers, is really appealing to bees.
Viburnum × carlcephalum is a shrub well worth growing for it’s wonderfully sweet fragrant flowers, which are likewise like by bees as are Bluebells and Blossom flowers.
Simply yesterday I chanced to take a look at the outside wall of your home adjacent to garden. Extremely still, shining, heating up in the sun was a singular bee which appear like it was on its very first outing. I kept my eye on it for a few minutes and later it was gone. I hope in the direction of the Pulmonarias.
About now the simple Aubretia is entering into flower. It’s a fairly typical location plant, really easy to grow and it looks especially efficient routing down walls. Aubretia forms a thick mat of blue and with it come the bees. It is a great source of food and as we understand, bees love blue. Simply to advise us of what is to come later on in the year here is a short, less than 2 minute video of the bees drawn to blue flowers, in this case durable Geraniums and Chives, on a warm day, with lots of birdsong.
I love the sound of the early bees, low flying hovering over the ground foraging for food. The sound of the start of spring.
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