Echium "Blue Bedder" - one of the bee's favourites.
Summer stunner: Helenium "Sahin's Early Flowerer"
Scabious "Cambridge Blue"
Hoverflies out in good numbers this month...
...as well as ladybirds.
Hoverfly and thunderflies on Dahlia "Redskin".
Hoverfly on Shirley poppy.
White-tailed bumblebee on field scabious.
Buff-tailed on opium poppy.
Tree bumblebee on scabious.
Another lovely hoverfly...
Agastache foenicolium and Rudbeckia "Marmalade" making a nice combination.
Small tortoiseshell caterpillars on all-important nettles.
Large skipper on one of the best plants for butterflies - perennial wallflower "Bowle's Mauve"...
...and small tortoiseshell on the same.