The final week of March saw a mini heatwave, with the hottest March day for 53 years. This warm sunny weather brought lots of insects to the garden, such as this bee tucking into a primrose.There was also some sort of solitary bee covered in pollen on the white flowering shrubs.
A male hairy footed flower bee on the flowering currant.
The bee-flies have made a welcome return.
A beautiful peacock butterfly also appeared.
The lesser celandine are blooming on the lawn like a carpet of stars.
This will be the last of the cherry plum blossom now that the copper coloured leaves are appearing.
Green leaves are also bringing the trees back to life.
And who doesn’t love a cheerful daisy?
The grape hyacinths are a firm favourite with the bee-flies.