The lavender is at its best now. There are about 100 hundred bees giving the flowery spires their close attention. The scent wafts around as I pass, and the air is filled with the sound of buzzing. Along the row of lavender bushes, there are dozens of the garden bumblebees, a few carder bees, and one or two red-tailed bumblebees, Bombus lapidaries. They are all wonderful, and as busy as can be - as you would expect!
If ever a flower was given a good name, it was the sunflower! It is such a cheery soul, beaming down from it's giddy height! I love them.