There are masses of bees in the garden of the Hot house at the moment: huge black by-plane type ones that bash into things, the humble bumble, orange bottomed bees and many types of common honey bee. The leave-cutter species are back, making nests in the holes in our terrace table: how do they know where to go? perhaps it's the same very old bees each years — ahh, there it is Mavis, just hold my stick will you while I try to land . . .woooaahh . . . oh damnation, missed — must get some new specs.
Here are some lovely plants with lovely bees, inc borage, marigolds, and the invasive but magnificent Judas tree.