It’s been a while since reporting any great news and this news is really off project – but it’s good news all the same.
I have a bush/tree in my garden and each year it flowers with some beautiful and quite fragrant blue flowers – I love it and it really adds a mass of colour to the garden.
BUT it attracts bees in their thousands, each year it buzzes to the sound of bees. So much so we’ve called it the buzzy bee tree! It’s great!!
I want to encourage people to get one of these trees because if nothing else the bees really need as much help as they can get and they obviously love this tree for sure. All that said I don’t know what it’s called!!! Like I mentioned it’s a bush/tree, stands about 6ft tall and is about 6ft wide, has beautiful clusters of tiny blue flowers on it with dark green evergreen foliage. Once the flowering is over it produces dark almost black berries also in clusters. Stupid thing is, I actually planted this about 8 years ago and failed to write down the name – so can anyone help? If you know please email me using the contact form and hopefully we can promote the Buzzy Buzzy Bee Tree and give the bees a hand!
See pictures below.
Mission accomplished – thanks to some friends down in London village 🙂 the plant in question is a Ceanothus or Californian Lilac!!! Buy one now – Bees love them!!!
Now then which variety is it and does anyone have a spare bee hive – mmm hunny???