Six on Saturday | feelin’ the buzz

Not my garden, I hasten to make clear. But the wonderful sub-tropical paradise that is Trebah Garden, down on the Helford river in south-west Cornwall. I have visited twice during the last week, the second with my macro lens in the hope of finding some interesting flowers or beasties to capture up close. Life’s a little fraught at the moment and the reason for this post being so late today, but hopefully normal conditions will resume in a week or two.

So this week’s six are from last Monday amidst sunshine and showers of this lovely garden. (Although I am pleased to say that there have been a lot of bees visiting my own garden this week too.)

Honey bees that collect pollen on this Hydrangea aspera find their pollen sacs are blue instead of the usual yellow. August 2019. Click image to enlarge
A white-tailed bumble bee enjoys Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Goldsturm’. August 2019. Click image to enlarge
Hoverfly happily exploring Clerondendrum bungei with its fragrant wine-coloured flowers. August 2019. Click image to enlarge
Bumble bee on Lythrum virgatum ‘Dropmore Purple’. August 2019. Click image to enlarge.
Bee happy on Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Goldsturm’. August 2019. Click image to enlarge.
Bombus hortorum, the garden bumblebee or small garden bumblebee enjoying this fuchsia-like flower. Zauschneria californica ‘Dublin’ or Californian fuchsia / hummingbird trumpet. It is distinguished from most other bumblebees by its long tongue used for feeding on pollen in deep-flowered plants. August 2019. Click image to enlarge.

As always, if you want a peek over other people’s garden walls then please pop over to our host, the lovely Jon, AKA ‘The Propagator’ where you find links to many more wonderful garden enthusiasts from all over the world

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Six on Saturday


  1. Wonderful photos. I never tire of seeing these creatures buzzing everywhere.

  2. BeckyB says:

    stunning photos 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks Becky 🙂

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