Three weeks of intermittent rain and hot sunny days saw the garden explode into flower in May! We'd never seen ornamental poppies so large and so productive with most of our plants offering up several blooms each this year. The bees had a grand time filling their leg pouches with bright yellow and orange pollen and spent hours each afternoon trolling around the garden looking for nectar (needed for the honey).
Which reminds us that we must find out if our bees actually like the poppies... no point them being there and just looking pretty :-) Or perhaps there is? Answers on a postcard please.