The nectar flow is strong right now, but we worry about August, September and October. We want our ladies to go into winter with a big store of food to carry them through the winter.
My dahlias and everlasting peas will bloom until fall, but my roses and hostas will be done by then. Thank goodness for my neighbor who’s a wonderful gardener!
She grows the most gorgeous hibiscus which the bees just love! While not a staple of the English cottage garden, they are beautiful just the same!
They are just now coming into bloom and will continue as long as the weather is warm, which, around here, can last until October.
Here are some pictures, along with a few from my garden as well:
- The Bees, the Flowers and Me (essenceofwild.co.uk)