The last supper

The bees are busy foraging for the last pollen and nectar of the season before the winter arrives. requin There is a surprising amount of colour still in the garden from the never-ending cosmos, geranium rozanne and verbena bonariensis, plus the later flowering rudbekia, Big penstamens and echinacea and the newly acquired bushy blue caryopteris and magenta, tavas daisy-like osteopermum trescos. While these flowers are still attracting the odd bumblebee and hoverflies, the honeybees are elsewhere. They are on walls, railway sidings, any forgotten nook and cranny that is covered in ivy, because at this time of year, mature ivy is in bloom,

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