How are the bees (and other insects) doing where you are this year?
As I have been watching my Telford garden this year I have noticed that there seem to be far fewer bees than in previous years. I have all the same flowers (towers of foxgloves, calendula, toad flax, chives, land cress) that bees have loved and could not get enough of, and in some cases even more of them than before.
The Borderland garden is faring a bit better and has some bees and other insects – fewer butterflies than last year, and I think, less bees but more than in Telford.
It would be good to see what other people’s experience is so far this summer.