Winter Solstice Flowers in Ashburton, Devon.  UK

December 21st  2017  Max Temp  13C

Quince

Cydonia japonica  G

Treacle Mustard

Erysimum cheiranthoides  W

Daphne

Daphne bholua G

Heather

Erica carnea  W

Corydalis

Corydalis lutea  W

Ivy-leaved Toadflax

Cymbalaria muralis  W

Cyclamen

Cyclamen spX

Penstemon

Penstemon barbatus X  G

Winter  Pansey

Viola japonica  G

Salvia “Lipstick

Salvia greggii  G

Thrift

Armeria maritima  G

Goundsel

Senecio vulgaris  W

Snapdragon

Antirrhinum majusX   G

Sow Thistle

Sonchus arvensis  W

Common Daisy

Bellis perennis W

Welsh Poppy

Mecanopsis cambrica  G

Pelargonium Hybrid

Pelargonium hortorumX  G

Fuchsia ‘Encliandra’

Fuchsia microphylla  G

Thrift

Armeria maritimaX  G

Stinking Hellebore

Helleborus foetidus  GW

Sedge

Carex sp.  G

Campanula

Campanula carpatica(?)GW

Veronica

Veronica peducularis  G

Cranesbill Geranium

Geranium sp.  G

The video and photos here were taken at around 1200 noon about the town and gardens over about an hour.  Bees were seen with small amounts of pollen entering the hives.  In this part of UK there is some forage available.  This mild weather follows two weeks of frosty nights.  Brood will be at a minimum. Flights were for cleansing and water collection and what ever forage available.

G = Garden     W = Wild     X = Cultivated hybrid

Rosemary

Rosmarinus officinalis   G

Beach Aster

Erigeron glaucus  G

Poached Egg Plant

Limnanthes douglasii  G

Gorse

Ulex europeus  W