April 2021 was the frostiest April for at least 60 years, apparently. This seems to have delayed or even prevented some plants from flowering. However, the frosty nights and mornings gave way to dry sunny days and the bees were making the most of the flowers that were in bloom; such as this Geranium macrorrhizum.The lilac bloomed fully into flower, and scent, attracting this buff tailed bumblebee queen.Before she moved onto a nearby dandelion.The lilac also attracted a male orange tip butterfly, somewhat overexposed in the sunlight.A speckled wood butterfly took the opportunity to sunbathe on the path and was much kinder to my poor photographic skills.The apple blossom was blossoming.
The periwinkled had been winkled out.
Something made a hole in one of my tulips.
I will try to do a May blog before June!