I’m fairly sure Hebes are not Christmas flowers in the UK but these are still flowering, on the north side of the house too!
Bees love them but are nowhere to be seen in this cold weather, sensibly sheltering in their nest or hive I suspect.
My Ceanothus is in full bloom at the moment and the bees love it. So thought I’d share a video.
I managed to get some bird song in it too, although the 5th attempt with previous versions having neighbours talking, traffic noise & whistling!
Video is now available to download here https://www.dreamstime.com/stock-video-bees-blossom-bird-song-video-honey-buzzing-around-ceanothus-bush-full-bloom-s-spring-purple-flowers-birds-video93313828#res18445732
See my Zazzle store for products featuring Ceanothus and bees.
I have quite a few flowers in my garden that are attractive to bees. It begins in May with the CeanothusThen in summer they love foxgloves
and in my front garden a hebe, which provided flowers in February, March this year too, so I wasn’t sure it would flower again when it was meant to! Glad it did as it all helps to keep the bees alive, which are so important for pollinating our crops etc. Do you have any plants the bees love?
Talking of busy bees, I’ve got a large order from the National Trust shop in Widecombe, so must get busy painting!