Photographer's Note

Hello Everyone,

Following on from bee-friendly flowers in my garden, this is a Welsh Poppy. We have lots of these, this year.

The bees absolutely love these flowers and spend their time moving around the circle of stamens, like a child on a roundabout!

Poppies are wildlife-friendly plants to hoverflies, and other pollen dependant insects, too. They are flamboyant beauties encouraging lots of wildlife to our gardens.

Sadly, butterflies are not attracted to poppies however, as they do not produce nectar in any quantity, nor do they have a flower structure that allows nectar to collect.

I will add some further photographs as workshops.

Just for your interest, I have mentioned the abundance of bees in our garden, this year; the reason could be that we have a bees' nest under the eaves of the house.

I think that it is just a male bee hang-out, rather than a productive hive. According to the information, they are unlikely to do any damage and will probably die out come winter.

Thank you for your interest, Bev :-)

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