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Hi folks – its been buzzing around here lots of activity with HUGE bumbles , honey bees and a few butterflies too – oh joy of joys i do love the spring :0)

Has anyone else noticed how BIG the bumbles are? and who else has had early visitors to their gardens? Please share your news and photos with us

Will try and get some pics later as its suppose to be another luverly day again with lotsa sunshine whoopee -“Bring on Spring” :)))

Anemone Coronaria such a pretty plant it does’nt look real does it :)

Lungwort having plenty of visits

This is one of my favs in the little woodland pathway Celendine “Brazen Hussy” :)

The primroses have been having lots of cross pollination fun

mmmm the wallflowers smell delicious says me and the bumbles

Another Bumble enjoying the Tete e Tete and sunshine

I LUV these fritillaria uva vulpis they look very pretty grown alongside Anemone blanda and grape hyacinths

Drat missed the butterfly on the comfrey :(
Better luck next time :0)

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LOL ! "my bee is fatter than your bee"

OOooo snoopdog not seen any ladybirds are you sure their not those harlequin ladybirds
who sadly are destroying our native ladybirds have a look at the link to id them they do reccomend that we destroy them to prevent them affecting our native LB :(

14 Mar, 2014


Beehappy, I have seen 4 or 5 ladybirds recently, plenty of bees buzzing around (will be hundreds more when the cherry tree blossoms) and I have seen a couple of yellow butterflies.

The lovely weather has woken everything up.

We get ladybirds hibernating in our block of flats, and when they awoke, I put them outside. I always get a discharge on my hands, but don't mind too much, I get used to the smell after years of attempted repelling.

Did you know that orange smelly repellent discharge is their blood?

14 Mar, 2014


Saw a big fat bumble bee this morning and there was a butterfly on the heather but wasn't quick enough to see what sort, it was dark in colour though

14 Mar, 2014


saw a bumble bee the week-end, the yellow butterfly could be a brimstone

14 Mar, 2014


I have seen BIG bumble bees and butterflies Beehappy ! Not big butterflies though ! lol

16 Mar, 2014


Thanks for your comments everyone - Fab that there's so much activity everywhere :)
Oooo errr but its gone very cold brrr rrr - no chance of anymore visits methinks folks :(

19 Mar, 2014

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