The second week of June saw much of the UK basking in glorious sunshine. Flowers seem to be bursting into bloom and attracting a variety of insect life. The garden path is lined with frothy cow parsley (or a close relative).This seems to be popular with the ashy mining bees, perhaps because the white pollen sacs match their outfits.
The clematis flowered.Competing with the clematis in the crinkly petal stakes is the poppy.
Beating the poppy for big and blousey is the pink peony, defiant after a rainy downpour.
With classic good looks we have white roses.
More white roses.
The delphiniums are attracting the bees …
… and the froghoppers in the “cuckoo spit”.
The little alpine rock rose flowers are serving the little solitary bees.
The white clover has come through on the lawn, which also pleases the bees.
The pyracantha, or aptly named firethorn, was providing for this hoverfly, or is it some sort of bee, or maybe even a type of wasp?
There was a very handsome thick legged flower beetle on the daisies.
While a bush cricket nymph settled for a buttercup.