Bees on the hunt for nectar, helping me fulfil this weeks photo challenge. Sandra at https://daffodilwild.wordpress.com is one of the hosts for this meme.There will be lots of people out on the hunt.
I should not mind a bit of that sunshine, right now, or those bees or those blue salvia nemorosa. No point hunting, we will have to wait until about May.
Over the last couple of weeks, I have been on the look out for local honey, to give to two hay-fever sufferers in my house. My daughter has had acute symptoms and several people have suggested a spoonful of local honey may help. I tried the local health food shop and the Farm shop without success. Eventually I found some at the Farmers Market which came from Ashridge. It is clear talking to people who have bee hives, that things are tough for them there bees.
The plant is Salvia nemorosa or Balkan clary. It is a small growing bushy type of salvia with aromatic leaves and deep blue flowers. Grown at The House for its colour, it needs a sunny position on free draining thin soil, so thrives here on its chalky soil.
Anyway they just look delightful and I thought you might like to see them too. I would be interested to hear if any of you have had success with the spoon of honey treatment.
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